The Makers of Canada: Sir Wilfred Laurier

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Oxford University Press, 1926

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Página 204 - 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...
Página 386 - I am for it, because I hope to see the day when the American flag will float over every square foot of the British North American possessions clear to the north pole!
Página 422 - IT HAS LONG BEEN a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of its people, can be strong enough to maintain its existence in great emergencies.
Página 71 - Majesty further engages to urge upon the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada and the Legislature of New Brunswick, that no export duty, or other duty, shall be levied on lumber or timber of any kind cut on that portion of the American territory in the State of Maine watered by the river St. John and its tributaries, and floated down that river to the sea, when the same is shipped to the United States from the province of New Brunswick.
Página 312 - The Prime Minister in view of the well-known desire of a great many Canadians who are ready to take service under such conditions, is of opinion that the moderate expenditure which would thus be involved for the equipment and transportation of such volunteers may readily be undertaken by the government of Canada without summoning parliament, especially as such an expenditure under such circumstances cannot be regarded as a departure from the well known principles of constitutional government and...
Página 326 - It is the land that freemen till, That sober-suited Freedom chose, The land, where girt with friends or foes A man may speak the thing he will...
Página 464 - It could not come then, but it came after the war; it came as the last conquest of that insurrection. And again I say that their country has conquered with their martyrdom, and if we look at that one fact alone there was cause sufficient, independent of all others, to extend mercy to the one who is dead and to those who live.
Página 365 - House will cordially approve of any necessary expenditure designed to promote the speedy organization of a Canadian naval service in cooperation with and in close relation to the Imperial navy...
Página 63 - ... the circulating capital amassed under a more favourable system is dissipated, with none from any quarter to replace it. Thus, without available capital, unable to effect a loan with foreign States, or with the Mother Country — although offering security greatly superior to that which readily obtains money, both...
Página 329 - What we did we did of our own free will, and as to future wars, I have only this to say, that if it should be the will of the people...

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