Louis Franquet, 1697-1768:

“Canadians generally are unruly, stubborn and act only according to their fancy and whim; those who earn a living driving a car seem to enjoy making it a point of honour to share their skill and the vigour of their horses by passing the cars ahead of them, without considering the risks and dangers they might be running.”

Author: Excerpt of Louis Franquet

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