Reports of the Supreme Court of Canada Volume 19

Reports of the Supreme Court of Canada Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... 1-----ii-iiiiiiiiiiIIIIIIiIIII-1.---III.---==r----4' sistent with the manifest intention of the legislature, namely, to meet the exigencies of the country, and cover denominational schools of the class practically in use and operation? If the literal meaning is not to prevail I have yet to hear what other meaning is to be attached to the words "or-practice." If the legislature intended to protect the classes of persons who had founded and were carrying on denominational schools of the character of those which existed at the time of the passing of the act I am at a loss to know what other words they could more aptly have used. They might, it is true, have said " which any class of persons has by law or usage," but the words "prac tice " and "usage" are synonymous. I agree, also, that we should ascertain what the language of the legislature means, in other words, to suppose that parliament meant what parliament has clearly said. It cannot be said that the words used do not harmonize with the subject of the enactment and the object which I think the legislature had in view. If the legislature intended to recognize denominational schools how could they have used. more expressive words to indicate their intention since the words used, read in their ordinary grammatical sense, admit of but one meaning and therefore one construction? And we should not speculate on the intention of the legislature that intention being clearly indicated by the language used in view of the condition of, and the state of education in, that country. The object the legislature must have had in View in using them was clearly to protect the rights and privileges with respect to denominational schools which any more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867653
  • 9781236867650