Sir ROBERT BORDEN:
were not so addressed in New Brunswick, but I believe that recently they have followed the custom even there. The member of the legal profession who happens to rise to judicial office is not thereby rendered a Lord, and there is no particular reason, I suppose, in logic or in law why he should he addressed as " M*y Lord;" yet he is so addressed'. Tlhe member for Kingston must not go too far against the women
in this 'matter, or toy and by, when he has down high enough to " roost on the bench,
,-if 1 may use his own expression-some .eloquent lady member of this House may propose a resolution' asking His Majesty the King to debar my hon. friend from being 'addressed as " Your Lordship " or "My Lord."
As a matter of fact, these appellations .vary from time to time and from century to century. Three or four hundred years -ago every Master of Arts in Great Britain ,was addressed' as " Sir," and ibeeanse members of the clergy were usually of liberal education, the title " Sir " was applied to all clergymen in England. In the time of Shakespeare, as any one will recall who has read his plays, even a curate was addressed as "Sir" So-and-so. That practice has passed away.
Subtopic: HEREDITARY TITLES IN CANADA.
Sub-subtopic: MOTION BY MR. NICKBE FOR ADDRESS TO HIS MAJESTY NOT TO CONFER THEM.