May 2, 1916 (12th Parliament, 6th Session)

LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PIJGSLEY:

Has the minister given any thought to the subject of the suspending of the operation of the Canada Temperance Act in a province which has adopted provincial prohibition? I recently received a very strong letter from a gentleman in the city of St. John who has taken a very warm interest in the prohibition movement, and he is of opinion that the operation of the Canada Temperance Act should cease in a province which has adopted total prohibition for the province. I can see the force of that, because it is not desirable to have a conflict of laws in any province. . I would think that where the Provincial Legislature brings into force a prohibitory

law, ipso facto that should suspend the Canada Temperance Act.

Topic:   CANADA TEMPERANCE ACT AMENDMENT.
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