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"When the hearts is won, the understanding is easily convinced."
                                                                        Charles Simmons





"My mother advised me when setting out in life to believe 'nothing I heard and only half of what I saw.'"
                                                                      Elizabeth Hall, 21 December 1860









"The correspondents sent by Canadian newspapers [to the North West in 1885] . . . second-guessed commanders, repeated every rumour and embroidered the exploits of hometown heroes. If they wrote for opposition newspapers, they sought evidence of military blunders and administrative incompetence."
                                                                                                 Desmond Morton

"The first casualty when war comes is truth."
                 Hiram Johnson, Speech, U.S. Senate















































 











"Lawyers and painters can soon change white to black."
                                                              Danish Proverb



  







 



 











 







 







 



 















  




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"The soul and culture of a nation can be detected in the quality of its popular heroes."
                                                                                               Abbé Groulx



 
 






 
 

 




 
 



 



 

 

 

 
  
 

 
 







 







 







 



"I know that truth is one of the first victims of war."
                                           J. S. Woodsworth, 1939