The 30-year-old rising star has had a chequered history following his schooldays ad-libbing with best friend and comedian Tommy Tiernan at St Patrick's Classical College
He lectures at The Classical College
of Homoeopathy and The College of Homoeopathy.
Michael's was not a public school or a collegiate: it was a classical college
patterned after the 'college classique' in France and Quebec, which gave a sound training in the humanities, especially in Latin and Greek, but did not confer a degree recognized by the Ontario Department of Education or by the University of Toronto.
This was the atmosphere in which the future fascist leader grew up and that, together with the conservative Catholicism he absorbed in his classical college
education, would eventually shape his ideology and determine the constituency to which he would appeal.
The Quebec hierarchy, in sanctioning the abolition of the classical colleges
, made a huge error of judgment, because these schools combined humanist culture and the Catholic religion and trained both the clerical and lay elites.
Olivier Mathieu, Archbishop of Regina, and fellow French bishops in the West, desired several classical colleges
, or one large Catholic university in Western Canada, that would provide for various ethnic groups, but with a priority for the French language after the model of Quebec and the Jesuit universities in Canada and the United States.
Although his interest is in an earlier time period, Ollivier Hubert provides evidence suggesting that classical colleges
may have been more important in producing members of the middle class than as training grounds for the clergy.