Bilingualism Address delivered before the Quebec Canadian Club: Large print

Bilingualism Address delivered before the Quebec Canadian Club: Large print

by N. A. (Napoleon-Antoine) Belcourt

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Bilingualism Address delivered before the Quebec Canadian Club, at Quebec, Tuesday, March 28th, 1916
by N. A. (Napoleon-Antoine) Belcourt

Gentlemen of the Canadian Club:-Your president has asked me to address you this afternoon in the English language. It is with great pleasure that I received this invitation and that I avail myself of the privilege of speaking to you in that language with regard to the very troublesome, somewhat distorted, and certainly much misrepresented school question in your sister province. First of all, I wish to assure you that I shall not make a speech. I desire, in as simple and lucid English as I can command, to endeavor to explain to you the difficulties of that school question, addressing myself preferably to your intelligence, rather than to your hearts.

I want, if I can, to enlighten you as much as possible with regard to this school trouble, a trouble which unfortunately is not a new one for us in Ontario, which we have had many times in the past, and which I am none too sure we shall not have again in the future. This time, as you know, it has broken out over the notorious regulation No. 17. That has been the center of the storm, and until the question it has raised is solved it must, I am afraid, continue to be a storm center. I want to tell you what is the real meaning, what is the object and what will be the effect of this regulation. I am going to give you concrete evidence of everything that I propose to tell you.

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ISBN-13: 9781725120365
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Pages: 26
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.05(d)

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