September 1993 2 3 British Columbia Boosterism -- A 'British' British Columbia 4 5 ....edited by Marijan Salopek 6 7 =========================================== 8 9 The Okanagan and Fraser Valley fruit farmer is not the 10 docile habitant of Quebec; our loggers and miners in this 11 province are real men; while the great middle classes in our 12 British Columbia cities average up a people unequalled on earth. 13 If we are forced to it by Eastern Canada, we can separate 14 and pay our own way and go it alone; and we can be sure we will 15 have 100 per cent British support. 16 Victoria and Vancouver are world seaports. This province is 17 a great hunting and sporting country. And regardless of the 18 tongues and races in the rest of Canada, we are and propose to 19 remain, a British people. 20 There must be a more equitable sharing among Canadians of 21 things Canadian, or else this province must look about in self- 22 defence to find ways and means to federate these parts into a 23 DOMINION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. 24 25 Source: , 14 May 1934, p. 1.