On the motion of Hon. N. W. Rowell (Minister of Health), the House went into Committee on the following proposed resolution, Mr. Boivin in the Chair.
1. That the Minister presiding over the Department of Health shall have power to issue licenses for the import, export, sale, manufacture and distribution of any drug; to name the ports or places in Canada where any drug may be exported or imported; to prescribe.the manner in which any raw opium, prepared opium or any drug is packed and marked for export; to prescribe the record that shall he kept by any licensee in connection with the export, import, receipt, sale, disposal and distribution of the drug or drugs mentioned in such license, and to make alf convenient and necessary regulations with respect to the issue, duration, terms and forms of the several licenses that may be issued and the payment of fees for such licenses, not exceeding the sum of twenty-five dollars for any license, and no such license shall continue in force for a longer period than one year.
2. That penalties may be imposed for the
violation of the provisions of the proposed legislation. *
3. -That a duly authorized and practising physician, veterinary surgeon or dentist, or a druggist carrying on a bona fide business In a shop or store may be excepted from penalties imposed for manufacturing, selling or distributing drugs without license, but every druggist shall keep such records of the amount of any drug received or sold by him as the Minister may by regulation prescribe.
4. That the penalties imposed for manufacturing, selling or distributing drugs without license, and for not keeping records, shall not apply to any liniments, ointments or other preparations which are prepared for external skin use only, which do not contain cocaine, or any of its salts or preparations; provided, however, that the Governor in Council may by regulation apply the proposed provisions to any preparation named and prescribed in such regulation. *