Hon. Donald M. Fleming (Minister of Justice):
I have had some correspondence with Premier Lesage. In it, of course, I made no attempt to comment on the legality of such operations. Premier Lesage asked if the
federal government was prepared to sponsor legislation to legalize lotteries conducted by provinces for revenue purposes. The reply I conveyed to him was that the government does not contemplate the introduction of any bill at the present session to amend the Criminal Code.
Subtopic: FEDERAL ACTION TO LEGALIZE PROVINCIAL LOTTERIES