The Canadian Commonwealth

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Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1915 - Canada - 343 pages

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Page 7 - Worship of wealth and envy of material success have almost no part in Canadian life," but the same writer cannot be excused when she says that "... the ultra-English Loyalists trekked in thosands across the boundary to what are now Montreal and Toronto and Cobourg. " These remarks which appear in the beginning of a new book on Canada make one look with suspicion upon what follows. Adverse criticism has undoubtedly done much to correct errors in our work, to make writers more keen on their facts,...
Page 154 - Dare not to say this is only a matter of opinion ; it is not a matter of opinion ; it is a matter of...
Page 146 - Australia doctrine,' says one Australian writer, ' is based on the necessity for choosing between national existence and suicide.' Another says, 'Australians of all classes and political affiliations regard the [exclusion] policy much as Americans regard the Constitution.' ' Take down the barriers on the Pacific Coast, and there would be ten million Hindus in Canada in ten years.
Page 228 - The royalists he condemned but did not punish. Both sides poured charges against Durham into the office of the Colonial Secretary in England. Durham died of a broken heart, but his report laid the foundation of England's future colonial policy. II By the British North America Act of 1867, passed by the Imperial Parliament, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick came into the Union. Later Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and British Columbia joined. Up to the present...
Page 235 - ... are generally enforced. The slightest profit, direct or indirect of a member, vacates his seat. Corruption on the part of underlings, of which they have known nothing, vacates an election. A member of Parliament can not participate directly or indirectly in any public work benefiting his district. He is not in it for what he can get out of it. He is in it for what he can give to it. Expenses of election to a postage stamp must be published after election. The methods of conducting business in...
Page 332 - Her pressing problems to-day are the amalgamation of the foreigner through her schools; a working arrangement with the Oriental fair to him as to her; the development of her natural resources; the anchoring of the people to the land; and the building of a system of powerful national defense by sea and land.

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