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.
Subtopic: MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.