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Approaching the Isle a la Crosse school building, on a summer afternoon, he found the door open, but no one on duty to receive visitors, presumably few and far between. Entering he followed the lead of a voice and presently came face to face with a girls school in session in charge of a Sister of Charity. At the blackboard stood an Indian girl, chalk in hand, explaining - and successfully so - for the benefit of the class the solution of a problem in Algebra, involving an equation of two unknown quantities--a mute testimony to the care and patience of those devoted women who "far from the busy marts of trade," discharge their duties as thoroughly and as conscientiously as if their task had fallen in the very centres of culture and civilization. The several executive sessions held by the Council were for the purpose, chiefly, of making representations and recommendations to the dominion Government and Parliament. Two legislative sessions of the Council were convened, one in August, 1874; the other in March, 1875. Concerning these Council meetings the Free Press, of Winnipeg, had this to say: "The task which is assigned to the Lieutenant-Governor and Council of the Territories is an important and difficult one. What they have to do, in point of fact, is to bring order out of chaos, in a territory larger than half of the continent of Europe."

 

 

The North-west Territories Act had been in force only three years when it was repealed. A serious defect in the Act had been that it made no provision for elective representation in the Council. In the 1875 session of the Dominion Parliament Premier Mackenzie apparently realizing the necessity for more advanced legislation in the Territories, introduced a new North-west Territories Act; providing for the appointment of a resident Lieutenant-Governor who was empowered to appoint a Council of not more than five persons to aid him: in the administration of the North-west Territories, of which number the sti-

 

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Table of Contents / Preface   Entire Book
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75
76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90
91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105
106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135
136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150
151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165
166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180
181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195
196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210
211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225
226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240
241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255
256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270
271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285
286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300
301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315
316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330
331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 Index


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