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


Edmond Proulx



I am inclined to the view
that divinity students, so far as the Roman Catholic church is concerned, who are not ordained, would not in this Bill be included in the word "clergy," so what would be the objection to making the section more explicit by the addition which, my right hon. friend had the other day in the Bill? My hon. friend from Rouville said that the wording might be changed and the wording of the United States law adopted. I prefer the amendment made by my right hon. friend, and I would prefer that the section should stand as it was amended the other day. If the language is going to be changed, the amendment suggested by the hon. member for Rouville does not go far enough.

Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
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