The university‚„s history goes back to 1821 when the Hon. James McGill be-queathed his Bumside estate and ten thousand pounds for a college to be named after him. McGill, who came from Glasgow, Scotland, lies buried before the main building. During the nineteenth century the university received many further hand-some endowments and several denominational colleges affiliated with it. The university progressed particularly rapidly under the presidency of Sir William Dawson, the famous geologist. The branches of study with the largest number of students are engineering (1,500), commerce (600), arts and Science (600), medicine (500), and law (250).
On the McGill campus, near Sherbrooke St., a boulder marks the site of Hoche-Iaga, the Indian village discovered by Cartier in 1535. A tablet on the Macdonald
Physics building commemorates the outstanding services of Lord Rutherford, who paved the way for the advance of nuclear physics or atomic science in his researches at Cambridge (England) and at McGill. Another tablet on the Redpath museum, commemorates the services of Frank Dawson Adams, a distinguished geologist.
Continuing down University St. from Sherbrooke St., we come to St. Catherine St., the main shopping thoroughfare. The Street is lined by the mammoth buildings of department stores, Simpson‚„s, Eaton‚„s and Morgan‚„s being the largest. At the corner of University St. and St. Catherine is Christ Church Cathedral, a pleasing gothic building completed in 1859; the spire is 225 ft. in height. Further along St. Catherine St., 1., is St. James United Church, another fine building deserving notice. Continuing S. on University St., the University Tower building is passed 1., and the modern C.N.R. ter-minus lies r. on Dorchester St. W. This is one of Canada‚„s most modern railway stations and its gleaming interior makes a favour-able impression on the newcomer. Opposite, at the bottom of University St., the International Aviation building is the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation organization, an agency of the United Nations and the International Air Transport Association. its presence in Montreal gives the city some claim to the appelation of air capital of the world. Turning 1. on to Dorchester St. W., and moving E., Beaver Hail Hill St. is crossed; in this Street may be seen the Bell Telephone and Canada Cement buildings, impressive for size and height, and the King Edward VII monument. Before reaching Bleury St., St. Patrick’s Church is seen r. on Dorchester St.
St. Patrick‚„s is one of the great temples for English-speaking Catholics, mostly of Irish origin. The church was begun in 1841 with the laying of 7 cornerstones, and the first mass was sung in the building in 1847. The architecture is 12th century Gothic and the church is considered an example of purity of style. The interior, which will hold 5,000 people, is remarkable for its imposing dimensions and the beauty of its vault. The decoration has something in common with St. Mark‚„s, Venice. Gothic panels, oil paintings, and a graceful Stations of the Cross, All contribute to the almost overwhelming splendour of the church. A high altar of delicately-carved marble completes the picture. Also in Bleury St. is the Jesuit church of Jesu, built in unusual style and containing some fine frescoes.
Holidays and observances in Canada in 2015 for What is negative about negative liberty, then, is that it denotes an absence of constraint. Negative liberty constitutes an open space within which an individual may pursue his desires unhindered by the impositions of others. For this reason, negative liberty is closely aligned to the concept of privacy. It signifies a private realm over which the individual exercises complete jurisdiction. It denotes a personal sovereignty over behavior and belief. This private realm is shielded from all external interference, whether that of the church, the state, or society. In this vein, John Stuart Mill, one of the foremost advocates of negative liberty, argues that individual freedom requires protection not only from the reach of monarchs and oligarchs but from democratic majorities as well. Holidays and observances in Canada in 2015 2016.