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B.K. Sandwell

1876 - 1954

Editor of Saturday Night during 1932-52, influential critic, Rector of Queen's University, Governor of the CBC (1944-47)


The exercise of governmental authority is one of the most expensive privileges that any community can enjoy. The more you ask the government to do, the more the government will have to collect out of your pockets for doing it; and if what you want it to do is something you that can do yourselves you will find that the government will charge you ten times what it would cost you to do it yourselves.

quoted in Columbo's New Canadian Quotations by John Robert Columbo