Hon. S. C. MEWBURN (East Hamilton):
I desire to direct the attention of the Acting Postmaster General to the following communication which I have received and which speaks for itself:
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Don't you think that something should be done to prevent publications such as the Evening Graphic, the Daily Mirror and the Detroit Times coming into Canada? I am informed that the sale of the Miaror in Hamilton is no less than 5,000 copies daily, and they charge two cents for the dirty sheet. Spend a few minutes in looking over these publications. All publishers of decent Canadian newspapers would be glad to have such salacious sheets suppressed.
Will the Acting Postmaster General be good enough to look into this matter and see whether something cannot be done to suppress this obscene literature?
Hon. GEORGE H. DOIVIN (Minister of Customs): We have already received several complaints concerning the Daily Mirror. These complaints have been investigated by our censor and an order goes from the department this afternoon banning this newspaper in Canada. As regards the others, an investigation will be made and if the censor deems it advisable the same action will be taken.