June 7, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)


Robert Abercrombie Pringle

Conservative (1867-1942)


I would like to ask the hon. gentleman (Mr. Armand Lavergue) a question. Does he concede that under the amended clause 16, the Catholics are deprived of any rights to denominational 'schools other than the right to religious instruction? Under section 41, chapter 29, the minority of the ratepayers in a district whether Protestant or Catholic have the right to establish separate schools. Under section 45, that school must be established subject to the privileges and according to the method the government has provided in chapter 29. Now, under that, are the schools separate and public, placed upon the same footing except in regard to religious instruction ?
>Mr. A. LAVERGNE. That is my opinion. And that has been corroborated by a Conservative paper in Quebec called ' L'Evenement.' That paper says that today denominational schools in the Northwest Territories have ceased to exist since the ordinances were passed. I may say in

a few words, that the separate schools iu the Northwest to-day are not denominational schools as we Roman Catholics understand that term.

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