Some of the most heated battles took place in Ottawa, including
episodes at the Guigues School in 1916, the controversial dismissal of
the Desloges sisters for refusing to obey
Ruling 17, and protests at the Brébeuf School.
The debate extended to Kent and Essex counties, especially
between 1916 and 1917, as Bishop Fallon of London and Dr.
Gustave Lacasse, a brilliant speaker nicknamed "The
Lion of the Peninsula" debated the "eternal question."
Conflict also arose at Pembroke in 1923 regarding a young
teacher, Jeanne Lajoie, and her independent school.