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EDUCATION   143

laws, difficulties caused by the existence of the separate school system, along with the ordinary public schools, having to be met and faced in a fair and liberal spirit, and added to these, of later years have been the problems caused by the settlement in Ontario of large numbers of French-Canadians, and their very natural and praiseworthy desire that their children should not be permitted to forget their mother tongue. Is it too much to expect that the majority of the people of this Province should be true to British traditions of fair play and tolerance and so render the most troublesome of these questions capable of solution? There are some constitutional and technical questions involved in controversies and discussions now going on which are scarcely a fit subject for consideration in a work of this character. Good citizenship demands the application of the golden rule in dealing with these matters, along with the courageous determination to do what is just and right without regard to immediate political considerations or party exigency.

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