As hon. gentlemen will see on looking at the Bill, the sections of the Canada Temperance Act proposed to be amended are sections 120 to 124 inclusive, and also sections 127 and 139. As regards the amendments to sections 120 to 124 inclusive, they consist merely in the insertion in the existing sections of the Act of words intended to impose upon -persons to whom the sale of liquor is permitted under
the Canada Temperance Act in a Canada Temperance district the .prohibition enacted by the Bill which recently went through this House in aid of provincial legislation, namely, the prohibition of the sale of liquor for the purpose of its being sent into any part of a province to be used in violation of any prohibitory law in force in that province.
As hon. gentlemen understand, the Bill to which I have just referred, which passed this House, had to do with the selling of liquor for the purpose of its being sent from one province into another. The effect of the bringing into force of the Canada Temperance Act in a district or portion of a province being to oust from that particular district or portion of the province the provincial legislation, that particular portion or district, as regards prohibitory legislation, is in the same position as though it were outside of the province. It was thought, therefore, that to he consistent the same rule should be laid down with regard to the sale of liquor in cases where it is permissible under the Canada Temperance Act, as was laid down with regard to the sale of liquor in one province to be sent into another province for use in violation of the law of that province. This covers the amendment proposed to be made to the four sections : 120, 121, 123 and 124. These are the four sections of the Canada Temperance Adt which grant permission under certain restrictions to sell liquor within the district in which the Act is in force. The effect of the amendment is to add the further restriction that it should not be sold unless it is to be sent outside of the district in which the Canada Temperance Act is in force, and not into any other portion of the province to be there dealt with in violation of the provincial law in force therein.