asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs the school-leaving age in each of the Dominions?
§ Mr. Shakespeare
The school-leaving ages are as follow:
— Years. Canada: Prince Edward Island 13 Nova Scotia 14 in the country. 16 in town. New Brunswick 16 in towns where the compulsory act has been adopted. 14 in other towns. 12 in rural districts. Quebec No compulsory attend[...]ce. Ontario 14 Manitoba 14 (if not in regular employment up to 16) Saskatchewan 15 Alberta 15 British Columbia 15 Yukon 14 Commonwealth of Australia 14 New Zealand 14 Union of South Africa: Cape Colony 16 Natal 15 Transvaal 16 or on reaching junior Matriculation. Orange Free State 16