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God Bless Our New Provinces

The following article is from:
Saskatoon Phenix August 25, 1905, p. 1

"God Bless our New Provinces" has been decided upon as one of the chief mottoes to be used at the celebration of the introduction of one-legged autonomy to Alberta and Saskatchewan.

What could be more appropriate?

It sounds like the motto above the door of the orphan's home.

Alberta and Saskatchewan, robbed of their birthright, brought into the world of this great Confederation, crippled, shackled, stamped with inferiority and doomed to eternal discord and strife, adopt the motto only too frequently associated with domestic infelicity, and hang on their cities' walls: "God Bless our New Provinces!"

The new Provinces can be blessed only by their citizens regaining the liberty of men, of which they have been deprived, not by Providence, but by faithless politicans [sic].

Mottoes and ikons [sic] will not restore those rights of manhood, but a man's earnest fight for a man's sacred liberty can -- and, if prosecuted, will.