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

UNION

Robert James Manion

Unionist

Mr. MANION:

I give that as an illustration of the way in which the law is infringed, not because doctors purposely give prescriptions to persons who want the liquor merely as a beverage, but because men succeed in getting these prescriptions for application and use the alcohol for drinking purposes. The vast majority of doctors and druggists in Ontario and the West buy their tinctures and elixirs ready prepared from the manufacturing chemist, and this tax will not apply to them, with one exception suggested by my hon. friend from Inverness, in the case of giving alcohol for rubbing purposes, in connection with which there may be a disability imposed upon certain people.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS WAYS AND MEANS-INLAND REVENUE
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