June 24, 1925 (14th Parliament, 4th Session)

PRO

Thomas George McBride

Progressive

Mr. McBRIDE:

Absolutely no. As I say, both the government and the prohibition people as well as those who have the interests of the province at heart have demanded this legislation in order to put a stop to the traffic in liquor which is going on between the province and the United States. This traffic is creating a hard feeling between the United States and the people of British Columbia, and indeed, of Canada as a whole, and it is felt that this government is responsible for it. If this legislation is carried it will end the traffic, and as the people of the province are asking for it I see no reason why it should not be adopted.
Motion agreed to and the House went into committee. Mr. Gordon in the chair.
On section 1-Importation of intoxicating liquor prohibited.

Topic:   CANADA TEMPERANCE ACT AMENDMENT
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