April 26, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

William Manley German

Liberal

Mr. GERMAN.

I am not responsible for what Mr. Robinson said. He is a leading lawyer in this country, but he was very careful to qualify his opinion by saying that he had not had time to sufficiently consider the matter to give a decided opinion. What I maintain is that the people of the Northwest, by reason of the provisions of the British North America Act and the Act of 1875 cerating a territorial legislature, have the right to insist that all the privileges with regard to schools which exist by virtue of these Acts shall be perpetuated. If they have that right, that is to me sufficient reason why I should support this Bill.
My hon. friend who has just sat down (Mr. Kemp) quoted very largely from the 'Globe.'
I notice that his speech was very largely made up of quotations from that paper. I am glad he quotes the ' Globe,' and hope he will read it continually because it is about the only sensible newspaper in Toisonto to-day.

Topic:   PROVINCIAL AUTONOMY IN THE NORTHWEST.
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