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

CON

Samuel Barker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARKER.

I rise only to correct an expression used by the hon. member for Ottawa (Mr. Belcourt) with regard to the meaning' of the expression 'separate schools. I understood the hon. gentleman to say that throughout Canada that expression had a recognized meaning, that it meant a religious school of the Roman Catholics or -the Protestants. Now, there are only two provinces, Ontario and Quebec, that have separate schools. And, certainly, iu one of these two provinces the province of Ontario, the expression 'separate schoolhas not the meaning the hon. gentleman stated. I have here the school law of Ontario, and I find that separate schools may rneau Protestant schools, or Roman Catholic schools, or coloured schools.

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