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The Life and Speeches of Hon. George Brown (Paperback) Loot Price: R424
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The Life and Speeches of Hon. George Brown (Paperback): Alexander Mackenzie
The Life and Speeches of Hon. George Brown (Paperback): Alexander Mackenzie

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The Life and Speeches of Hon. George Brown (Paperback)

Alexander Mackenzie

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER V. Clergy Reserves, Rectory Endowment, And Separate School Questions.?The "globe's" Attitude. From this time Mr. Brown and the Globe were ranged in opposition to the ministry, which, on Mr. Baldwin's resignation, was led by Mr. Hincks. Mr. Lafontaine retired at the same time. The latter gentleman was probably the greatest obstacle to progress. Mr. Baldwin was timid; Mr. Lafontaine was hostile; and it is not improbable that if the ministry had proceeded with the necessary measures for secularizing the clergy reserves, that he would have seceded. It is impossible to avoid charging him with something like deception or treachery. He knew the principles avowed at the general election: he knew this carried the country; he accepted office with the cry for justice ringing in his ears, yet he retained office from April 1848 to October 1851, ostensibly as a liberal minister practically pledged to cany out the electoral programme, though he must have known that the course he pursued was not altogether what would be expected from an honourable high-minded man, and must result in the disruption of the party whose policy and principles he was bound to sustain and promote. That Mr. Lafontaine's friends may have something to say for him is very probable. That many, indeed all, of the people loved Mr. Baldwin for his high personal qualities, is very true; but nothing can excuse the course pursued by them when they were placed in power for a specific purpose and then failed to attempt the accomplishment of that purpose. Sir Francis Hincks long afterwards wrote concerning Mr. Lafontaine as follows: " The French Canadians as a party were extremely unwilling to " commit themselves on the clergy reserves or rectory questions . . . "Mr. Lafontaine himself had a strong conservat...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Alexander Mackenzie
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 186
ISBN-13: 978-1-4589-2416-2
Barcode: 9781458924162
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-4589-2416-5

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