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


Samuel Barker

Conservative (1867-1942)


But the hon. gentleman (Mr. Belcourt was defining the expression ' separate schools,' and I hold him to that, if he will allow me. He asserted that that expression had a recognized particular meaning, which meaning he gave. I quote this statute to show that it has no such meaning. And I would ask him where he finds the legislation, when he speaks of school legislation by this parliament. School law is provincial law, and he has to go to the provinces to find that law, except for the provision of the British North America Act. And so I bring to his attention the separate school law of Ontario showing that the words have no such recognized meaning as he says they have, and this is one of the only two provinces in which they have separate schools by law.
Mi-. BELCOURT. Well, If my bon. friend (Mr. Barker) is satisfied, I am.

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