the lost legacy of gaelic in canada

Mike Cleven ironmtn at BIGFOOT.COM
Wed Mar 10 19:07:35 UTC 1999

At 11:20 AM 3/10/99 -0800, terry glavin wrote:
> in one of his upper house speeches, mcinnes said there were "ten highland
>scots representatives (in the upper house) that can speak more or less
>gaelic; we have eight irishmen that can speak more or less gaelic, in all
>over 20 members of the house who are scots and irish celts, and 32 members
>of the Commons who speak gaelic and erse to some extent."
> the bill died in the senate, with votes of 42 against, 7 for.

The ethnic and political composition of the Senate at the time might be

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