April 23, 1923 (14th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Henri Sévérin Béland (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

Mr. BELAND:

I confess that the clause could be made to read more smoothly from a strictly legal point of view, but I do not fear any difhcult3^ at all so far as carrying out the spirit of the act is concerned, with the clause drafted as it is, and with the addition of paragraph (b) so that section 14 will cover paragraphs (a), (b), (d), and (e). The hon. member for Vancouver South is right when he says that the sale to a minor is one of the worst charges that could be levelled under this act.

Topic:   NARCOTIC DRUGS ACT AMENDMENT BILL
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