History from the 166 years of the Stanstead Journal
125 Years Ago, Sept. 14, 1889
FOREMAN ON A FARM WANTED – A situation as a foreman on a farm. Am accustomed to the care and handling of stock. My wife and daughter, who are accustomed to farm housework also desire situations. Am a sober and industrious man, using neither liquors or tobacco. References can be furnished if required. Care of K. E. Clifford, box 51, Derby Line, Vt.
100 Years Ago, Sept. 10, 1914
THE JOURNAL’S FRIENDS In renewing her subscription to the JOURNAL, Mrs. C. A. Colt Brattleboro, Vt., writes: “Its weekly visits seem like an old friend, as I have read it many years. You did a noble work for temperance, were rewarded with victory, and greater reward awaits you.”
75 Years Ago, Sept.14, 1939
LONG DELAYED IMPROVEMENTS International Chamber of Commerce Pressing
Roads Department for Action The International Chamber of Commerce, at a recent meeting passed a resolution calling attention of the Quebec Government to the neglected condition of the highway leading northward from the cement highway at Derby Line to concrete construction a mile north of Stanstead Plain, and asking that prompt attention be taken to repair this short section. In response to this resolution, the secretary of the Chamber of Commerce has received from Hon. Anatole Carignan, Minister of Roads, a letter reading as follows: “I have your petition dated September first relative to the condition of the roads between the boundary lines and certain Villages of the Country of Stanstead. We acknowledge the condition of the above mentioned roads and will try to remedy the situation this fall or at the very latest, in the early spring. Believe me Very truly yours,
39 Years Ago, Sept. 11, 1975
QUEBEC LANGUAGE BILL TO FACE LEGALITY TEST The recent federal cabinet decision to refuse the submission of a “reference case” directly to the Supreme Court of Canada has forced the Quebec School has forced the Quebec School Boards, wishing to determine the validity of the clauses of Bill 22 relating to education, into the position of having to submit their cases to the Superior Court of Quebec. The petition submitted on 17 February 1975 to the Governor General in council by the Quebec Association of Protestant School Boards was signed also by the Provincial School Board associations of five other provinces, by the Canadian School Trustees Association, and by the federations of home and school associations both of Quebec and Ontario. More than 60,000 individuals were also signatories requesting the testing of this legislation. This support reflected a Canada-wide appreciation of the gravity and of the implications of the implementation of Bill 22 by Quebec and the irreparable damage it could cause not only to the welfare of approximately 1,200,000 Englishspeaking persons in Quebec but also to the good progress being made towards and effective bilinguality in the other provinces of Canada.
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The federal cabinet having failed to abide by the terms of the solemn contract entered into at confederation, it now becomes necessary for school boards to begin the long, indirect, and costly process of legal proceedings that could drag their way through the Superior Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. Initially, writs will be issued by the Superior Court will be issued by the Superior Court of Quebec in seven judicial districts of the Province of Quebec. These initial cases will be brought on behalf of the following school boards: District of Bedford Regional School Board; The Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal; The Protestant School Board of Greater Quebec; The Lake St., Chateauguay School Board; Lakeshore School Board; The School Trustees for the Municipality of Laurentienne Dissentient in the Countries of Argenteuil in the Countries of Argenteuil and Terrebonne; South Central Protestant School Board. A public appeal for substantial funding will prove inevitable and generous Canada-wide response will be required. The matter is deemed of the greatest solemnity and importance, since the cohesion of Canada as a nation will depend upon fair play for the descendants of both of the founding races.
50 Years Ago, Sept. 3, 1964