March 30, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)


Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)


I have been quoting the speech of the Minister of Finance. I followed him with great care as he spoke. And I think I am right in saying that he sought to explain what had brought him back to the fold ; and the reason was that these schools were, as a matter of fact, public schools.
Then there is a further provision that all schools may he opened with the reciting of the Lord's Prayer.
It is permissible.
Does anybody object to that ? I hope not I want the House to consider seriously, I submit the proposition again, that if it be true, as I say, and I believe I am correct beyond the power of contradiction, that from the moment that the school opens in the morning up to half-past three in the afternoon there is no difference between a separate school and u free national school-

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