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1. "What Ottawa and Washington used to think about Turkey or Iran was not very important because we really didn't think much about either, but now what we think about them is extremely important - to ourselves and to many other peoples."
Author: Arthur Hays Sulzberger
2. "When I appointed the Minister of the Environment to major cabinet status, the Planning and Priorities committee, the signals that that sent through Ottawa were major, because that's what the bureaucracy understands."
Author: Brian Mulroney
3. "Secret 48617.0. If you're TDY in Ottawa, the only thing worse than CSIS giving you a bad time is CSIS attempting to show you a good one."
Author: John Alejandro King
4. "The real power in Ottawa, as in Washington, is in the executive branch. At the White House, there are daily briefings for reporters. In Ottawa, there is no such daily access. The media doesn't demand it, and as a result, major powerbrokers remain virtually anonymous."
Author: Lawrence Martin
5. "On the way from Chicago, I spent the summer of 1947 in Ottawa, helping to build the first of a series of econometric models for the Canadian government."
Author: Lawrence R. Klein
6. "Imagine thatit were given back to me to bethe child who knew departure would be sweet,the boy who drew square-rigged ships, the girl who knewtruck routes from ottawa to mexico,the me who found a door in latin verseand made a map out of hexameters."
Author: Marilyn Hacker
7. "My family was a good family, I had a great Canadian education and I came up in a great, little town like Ottawa."
Author: Paul Anka
8. "I guess my natural inclination is to finish what I started. We have a Conservative government in Nova Scotia. What I want to see is a Conservative government in Ottawa."
Author: Peter MacKay
9. "If Ottawa giveth, then Ottawa can taketh away."
Author: Stephen Harper

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