May 20, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)


John Alexander Stewart


Mr. STEWART (Lanark) :

In theory,
perhaps. What I rose to say was that the whole thing to-day is a matter of control, and there is no reason why the control could not foe put upon a basis that would make it available for people who did not require as large a quantity of alcohol as some other people. That is all a matter of control. If the Government can be protected in the use of alcohol,

there is absolutely no argument that I know of that can be advanced against the retailer, the druggist, or the physician who compounds his own medicines, getting alcohol at $2.40, just the same as the man who manufactures it in quantities sufficient to enable him to go to all this expense that is now necessary for the purpose of carrying out the regulations of the Government. It is entirely possible, and I would suggest to the minister that the regulations might be worked out in a way that would be advantageous to all who compound medicines legitimately, and at the sametime protect the Government, because, after all, that is the only question at issue.

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