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


Edmond Proulx



The Prime Minister gave good reasons the other day for amending the exceptions by including therein divinity students'. In this connection he consulted the law of the United States, in which divinity students are specially exempted. He now wants to make another amendment taking out of the Bill the exception which he asked the House to adopt the other day, giving as his authority the position taken by the member for Bonaventure (Mr. Marcil). I am not very sure that my hon. friend from Bonaventure is right. He is only a layman like the rest of us in this House, and he is not a doctor of divinity. I prefer to accept the opinion of the leader of the Opposition-

Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
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