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

CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

Is it not true
that the Act as passed in the province of New Brunswick does not come into force this year, and that Scott Act counties will have time to repeal their Act if they wish to do so? The same suggestion was made to me as was made to my hon. friend but it struck me that the people in a Scott Act county might feel that their Act was better than the one which had been passed by the province. After their having, by exercise of local option and a vote upon it, got what they wanted, it would seem to be arbitrary that we should take that away from them without any expression of opinion being possible from the people of the county itself. That, I thought, was an objection to the suggestion made to me along the line of the suggestion that my hon. friend has just mentioned.

Topic:   CANADA TEMPERANCE ACT AMENDMENT.
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