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EDUCATION   151

supplemented the ordinary school system. Those who have seen the technical school buildings erected in recent years in our larger cities may well express surprise at the cheerful and generous liberality shown in providing this class of training. From an economic point of view it is money well spent, adding to the comfort of life, increasing the efficiency of the citizen and furnishing interesting occupation for thousands who would otherwise go out into the world without any special training or qualification for useful callings.

Space will not permit of a more extended view of the school system of Ontario. It is doubtful if any quarter of the world with the same peculiar conditions to meet can furnish an example of wiser or a more efficient method of securing due education for the youth of the land.

Before closing this chapter the writer desires to call attention to what he cannot help feeling is one grave defect in our educational system and that is the absence of regular, frequent and systematic instruction in the text of the books of the Bible. In doing so I wish to be understood as expressing my own opinion


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