Robert Abercrombie PRINGLE

PRINGLE, Robert Abercrombie, Q.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Stormont (Ontario)
Birth Date
December 15, 1855
Deceased Date
January 9, 1922
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Abercrombie_Pringle
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ae857af8-8d19-4f6d-8e3c-ac71e3e1703f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Cornwall and Stormont (Ontario)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Stormont (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 57)


June 7, 1905

Mr. PRINGLE.

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

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

Topic:   JT7NE 8. 1905
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May 15, 1905

Mr. PRINGLE.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   OTTAWA AND NEW YORK RAILWAY COMPANY.
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May 15, 1905

Mr. PRINGLE.

Does the hon. gentleman understand that clause has been struck out of the Bill ? It reads now that a majority of the directors shall be British subjects, and it simply gives these directors the power to operate this small line of railway by three delegates who must be three directors. I have accepted that amendment.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   OTTAWA AND NEW YORK RAILWAY COMPANY.
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May 10, 1905

Mr. PRINGLE.

Even so, it may be going beyond the provisions of the" British North America Act, because it may place the province of Ontario for example at a Mr. PRINGLE.

disadvantage in not having increased representation at the end of five years as these-two provinces shall have if their population Is increased.

Topic:   PROVINCIAL AUTONOMY IN THE NORTHWEST.
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May 10, 1905

Mr. PRINGLE.

But you have to read the Act all together. Read the preamble :

Whereas it is expedient to empower the parliament of Canada to provide for the representation in the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, or either of them, of any territory which for the time being forms part of the Dominion of Canada, but is not included in any provinces.

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present parliament as-

sembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :

The parliament of Canada may from time to time, .make provisions for the representations in the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, or in either of them, of any territories which for the time being form part of the Dominion of Canada, but are not included in any province.

Then section 2 says :

Any Act passed by the parliament of Canada before the passing of this Act for the purpose mentioned in this Act shall, if not disallowed by the Queen be, and shall be deemed to have been, valid and effectual from the date in which it received the assent in Her Majesty's name of the Governor General of Canada.

It is hereby declared that any Act passed by the parliament of Canada, whether before or after the passing of this Act, for the purpose mentioned in this Act

Now the purpose mentioned in this Act

Topic:   PROVINCIAL AUTONOMY IN THE NORTHWEST.
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