When I introduced the former bill I explained that it was called for more particularly by British Columbia, though it had general application to the whole country. In British Columbia they have to some extent control of the sale of intoxicating liquors, and under the proposed legislation any liquors imported into that province must be imported by the local government and by nobody else, with the possible exception of liquors imported by parties who are licensed to take them in for purposes of export. After the former
bill had been introduced into this House, representations came from the government of Quebec to the effect that they have control of the sale of liquor to some extent in that province and that the provisions of the bill which I had introduced might interfere with them. And some slight change, therefore, was necessary in that respect.