July 28, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)


I may say that a very large deputation of persons engaged in the tobacco trade came to the city within the last two or three weeks, and I had the pleasure of introducing them to the Minister of Justice. They complain very bitterly ot this amendment. They say that they do not keep their premises open for the purpose of supplying minors with cigarettes, but that if this section passes, they will be liable to blackmail. They suggest the propriety of allowing it to stand in the meantime. They recognize that some legislation must be passed in this connection, but this particular clause, they say, will bear very harshly upon thm.
Section allowed to stand.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE, 1892.
Full View