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Protestant Board Submits Its Case on Quebec School Question to Privy Council

December 6, 1927
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Contends Protestant Character of Schools Must Be Maintained (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The case for the Protestants in the Jewish school question in the Province of Quebec was presented to the Privy Council by George A. Campbell, K. C.

The Protestant School Board of Montreal submits that the case involves the rights of the Protestants to control Protestant education. It is not a question whether one or more Jewish citizens may be admitted to membership on the Protestant board but rather whether the entire right of the Protestants to control their schools is to be endangered. If in the future, like in the past, the Jewish population will grow in numbers and will be entitled to elect more school commissioners, the Protestant and even the Christian character of the schools may be destroyed, he argued. When the law was enacted, the term Protestant was understood to mean Christians adhering to the principles of the Reformation. The Jews are therefore not qualified to be Protestant school commissioners.

Lord Chancellor Cave declared that the Privy Council will not hear an unlimited number of counsels and suggested that the attorneys arrange for one leader to present the case for each side.

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