Life and Letters of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Volume 2

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Oxford University Press, 1921 - Canada

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Page 238 - In and for each province the Legislature may exclusively make laws in relation to education subject and according to the following provisions : 1. Nothing in any such law shall prejudicially affect any right or privilege with respect to denominational schools which any class of persons have by law in the province at the Union ; 2.
Page 68 - From my heart I thank my beloved people. May God bless them!
Page 239 - ... (1) Nothing in any such law shall prejudicially affect any right or privilege with respect to separate schools which any class of persons have at the date of the passing of this Act, under the terms of chapters 29 and 30 of the Ordinances of the North-West Territories passed in the year 1901 or with respect to religious instruction in any public or separate school as provided for in the said Ordinances.
Page 63 - Indian dependency [hear, hear], by far the greatest and 'most valuable of all the customers we have or ever shall have in this country. For the same reasons I approve of the continued occupation of Egypt, and for the same reasons I have urged upon this government...
Page 63 - For these reasons, among others, I would never lose the hold which we now have over our great Indian dependency — by far the greatest and most valuable of all the customers we have or ever shall have in this country.
Page 293 - There is a school abroad, there is a school in England and in Canada, a school which is perhaps represented on the floor of this parliament, a school which wants to bring Canada into the vortex of militarism which is the curse and the blight of Europe. I am not prepared to endorse any such policy.
Page 191 - The flood of tide is upon us that leads on to fortune; if we let it pass it may never recur again. If we let it pass, the voyage of our national life, bright as it is to-day, will be bound in shallows. We cannot wait, because time does not wait...
Page 380 - I have had before me as a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day a policy of true Canadianism, of moderation and of conciliation.
Page 105 - What we have done,' said Laurier proudly in the debates of 1900, 'we have done ... in the plenitude, in the majesty of our colonial legislative independence. ... I am free to say that whilst I cannot admit that Canada should take part in all the wars of Great Britain, neither am I prepared to say that she should not take part in any war at all. I am prepared to look upon each case upon its merits as it arises.
Page 228 - I compare the status of the two nations, when I think upon their future, when I observe the social condition of civil society in each of them and when I observe in this country of ours a total absence of lynchings and an almost total absence of divorces and murders, for my part, I thank heaven that we are living in a country where the young children of the land are taught Christian morals and Christian dogmas.

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