Canada and the Canadian question by Goldwin SmithCanada and the Canadian question by Goldwin Smith

Canada and the Canadian question

byGoldwin Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1891. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... warning them that unless the Matane Eailway be pushed on to give the people bread there will be an exodus which will be ruinous to the Dominion. The treasury of the Province is empty, and her financiers are fain to levy political tribute on the Confederation or to raid by taxation of financial companies on the strongbox of the commercial Protestants at Montreal. The Eeformation was perhaps to a greater extent than is commonly supposed a movement of economical selfpreservation on the part of communities whose land and wealth were being absorbed by the Church. The champions of the Church say that for all that she takes she gives full value in the shape of morality and charity. Her charity, if it means the control of charitable institutions, is not unconnected with her finance. It is probably on financial grounds, in part, that she is at this moment struggling to keep the lunatic asylums in her hands. But she has made the people in her way moral, as well as in her way religious. Her rule is almost Genevan in its austerity; balls and low dresses are denounced as well as Opera Bouffe. The relations of the sexes are watched with a jealous eye. Probably the most favourable specimen of the Eoman Catholic system anywhere to be found is in Quebec, where, be it remembered, the Church has been under British rule, linked to a British province, tempered in her action by British influences, and stimulated by Protestant emulation Nevertheless, looking to the condition of the people on the one hand, and the vast array of churches, convents, and rectories on the other, we are reminded of Edmond About's saying about the peasantry of the Eomagna, who were backward and unprosperous though they had fourteen thousand monks preaching to them the gospel of labour. What the mind of the C...

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Title:Canada and the Canadian questionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217820743

ISBN - 13:9780217820745

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