History 2201E Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Marquis Wheat

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Published on 28 Jun 2012
School
Western University
Department
History
Course
History 2201E
Lecture 13 Part 2 Canada Under Sir Wilfred Laurier
Sir Wilfred Laurier
o French Canadian, Catholic, studied at English schools
Classical liberal
Did not believe that the state should interfere with the church
Greatly in favour of Manitoba, even though he is Catholic and
French
Education a provincial power and the federal
government should not interfere
o The Laurier-Greenway Compromise
At least one Catholic teacher to be employed if parents ask for
it where attendance reached 40 pupils in urban schools and 25
in rural schools
Non-Catholic teachers to be employed when requested by non-
Catholic parents
On the petition of parents of 10 or more pupils in rural schools
(25 in urban) religions instructions to be given by a minister or
priest between 3:30 and 4:30 each day
Children or other faiths were not required to receive such
instruction
Economy during the Laurier Era
o Depression over, economics improving
Gold found in South Africa
o Industry expanding all around the world, improves conditions and
trade in Canada
o New capital from foreign investors
o GDP greatly improved
o Wheat, mining, lumber, etc. all improved due to trade
o Marquis wheat developed
Shorter growing season, grows farther north, more seeds
Helped boost wheat production
o Lots of immigration because the economy was so good
1/5 of Canada’s population is not British or French at this
point, lots of multiculturalism
o Growing more cash crops in the west, farming becomes a business
o Interprovincial trade grew immensely
o Expansion strained the railroad system
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Lecture 13 part 2 canada under sir wilfred laurier. Sir wilfred laurier: french canadian, catholic, studied at english schools. Did not believe that the state should interfere with the church. Greatly in favour of manitoba, even though he is catholic and. Education a provincial power and the federal government should not interfere: the laurier-greenway compromise. At least one catholic teacher to be employed if parents ask for it where attendance reached 40 pupils in urban schools and 25 in rural schools. Non-catholic teachers to be employed when requested by non- On the petition of parents of 10 or more pupils in rural schools (25 in urban) religions instructions to be given by a minister or priest between 3:30 and 4:30 each day. Children or other faiths were not required to receive such. Economy during the laurier era instruction: depression over, economics improving.

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