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:

My hon. friend (Mr. Lemieux) is not quite frank in quoting in his amendement the words to be found in the United States Act. The wording of the United States Act is:
Students who at the time of the approval of this Act are preparing for the ministry in recognized theological or divinity schools.
My hon. friend proposes this amendment and wishes us to understand it to be the same.
Including students preparing for the minis try in any recognized theological or divinity school.
This is not the same thing as the United States enactment, and my hon. friend knows perfectly well it is not the same. If he proposes that the exact enactment of the United States should be followed, he might be good enough to consider what the effect would be.. If we follow the precedent of the United States, we must strike out the words: " members of any recognized order of an exclusively religious character." Does my hon. friend desire to have these words excluded? I do not

think they are found in the United States
Act.

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