July 19, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

In order to remove any possible doubt these words have been inserted in the clause:

Ministers of all religious denominations existing in Canada at the date of the passing of this Act.
As to the definition of "clergy," with regard to the Roman Catholic church, I have followed the interpretation presented to the House by the hon. member for Bonaventure (Mr. Marcil), and I think that the definition which he gave is sustained by the meaning attributed to this word in any of the standard dictionaries.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
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