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Contemporary Accounts: The Montreal Riots, 1900

"Harmony is restored: McGill apologizes and Laval gives it a fraternal embrace. Principal Peterson and His Grace Mgr. Bruchesi seal the peace pact after a peaceful parade of our French Canadian students: the Laval students did not play any part in yesterday's disgraceful display, which they sought to prevent and which they repudiate". (translation) - La Patrie. - (3 mars 1900). - P. 14

Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. - "The Montreal riots". - Official report of the debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada. - 8th Parliament, 5th session, Vol. 51 (March 5, 1900). - Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1900. - P. 1288-1380

"Federal parliament: Mr. McNeil places the McGill clash before the House: Sir Wilfred Laurier and the Hon. Mr. Tarte blame the 'Star' and Tory party fanatics for this regrettable incident: Mr. Monk teaches a lesson to the intolerant: Mr. Chalton defends the attitude of 'La Patrie.' "(translation) - La Patrie. - (6 mars 1900). - P. 8

"How Montreal heard the news: The relief of Ladysmith joyously celebrated: McGill students give a practical demonstration of their loyalty - A City Hall flag incident". - Montreal star.  - (March 1, 1900). - P. 10

"Laval University in a state of siege: vandals animated by anti-French instincts rush upon our Catholic university and break the windows of the frontispiece: they are pushed back by the wardens of the Institution, who direct streams of water at them while waiting for effective police reinforcements: yesterday's regrettable scenes are repudiated by everyone of good sense and the McGill University authorities themselves". (translation)  - La Patrie. - (2 mars 1900). - P. 8

Miller, Carman. - Painting the map red: Canada and the South African War, 1899-1902. - Ottawa: Canadian War Museum; Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1993. - P. 443-444 - (Canadian War Museum historical publication; 28)

"Montreal's celebration by night: A huge bonfire on Dominion Square in Honour of the Relief of Ladysmith: Students became more boisterous as the eventful day drew to a close". - Montreal star. - (March 2, 1900). - P. 2

Page, Robert J.D. - Imperialism and Canada, 1895-1903. - General editors David P. Gagan; Anthony W. Rasporich. - Toronto: Holt, Rinehart & Winston of Canada Limited, 1972. - 117 p. - (Canadian history through the press series)

  • "Section III: Canada and the Boer War, 1899-1902". - P. 61-91.
  • "A guide to journals of Canada in 1901". - P. 113-115, gives the circulation and political persuasion of some newspapers. Reprints articles on the South African War from various French and English newspapers.

Rumilly, Robert. - Marchand. - Montréal: Éditions Bernard Valiquette, [s.d.]. - (Histoire de la province de Québec; Tome IX)

  • Chapitre V: "Ladysmith". - P. 155-220.

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