Sir Oliver Mowat; A Biographical Sketch

Sir Oliver Mowat; A Biographical Sketch

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... last eighteen years and the large revenue which is needed for the payment of the annual charges incident to the debt. Almost every year millions have been added to our liabilities, while hundreds of thousands of dollars of the people's money have been going into the election funds of the party, and still more have been wasted by extras and indifference, incompetency, or worse. 'The Manitoba School Question will occupy a good deal oc attention during the elections. In the light of past events I should not despair of the question being settled in a manner acceptable to the reasonable people of Manitoba and the reasonable Roman Catholics of the Dominion. My opinion in regard to it, and that of the Liberals of the Ontario Legislature was expressed in the resolution passed on the subject during our last Session. We have had in Ontario questions of various kinds which seemed as difficult of solution as this question is, and they have been dealt with satisfactorily by the Ontario Legislature. 'On these questions, and on most others, intelligent Conservatives now agree with Reformers whether they vote for Reform candidates or not. If the Reform platform were less acceptable than it is to intelligent and independent-minded nonReformers, the scandals which have come to i89- light afford more than sufficient ground for all men to condemn and to join in displacing all the men who were parties to the scandals, whatever they arose from. In view of all such facts, it is plain to many Conservatives that the usefulness of a Conservative government, under its present leaders, is gone, and that a few years of opposition would do the party and the country much good. I venture to concur in that opinion. 'For myself, in the interest of Canada, I desire greatly...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236615190
  • 9781236615190