March 30, 1915

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Thomas Simpson Sproule (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

In the sale of headache powders, which sometimes con-

12 noon, tain phenacetin and phenal-gin, is there any restraint over the druggist against selling them to the public generally, other than the restraint provided for in the provincial Pharmacy Act?

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

The inspectors see that headache powders are made up to the standard, and the vendor is prosecuted for an infraction of the law.

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Thomas Simpson Sproule (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

What do you mean by making powders " up to the standard " ? Some of these powders contain dangerous poisons, and it is generally understood that the sale of them to the general public is prohibited. They are patent or proprietary medicines, and is there no power in

the Inland Revenue Department to restrain the sale of them?

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

No. I understand that the duty of the inspector does not go beyond seeing that the medicines -which are sold contain none of the prohibited ingredients.

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William F. Carroll

Liberal

Mr. CARROLL:

I would strongly urge

upon the minister and on the Government generally that the law should be amended so that those who sell patent medicines which contain dangerous ingredients should be prosecuted. Certain poisons are allowed in these proprietary medicines up to a specified quantity, and if the maker puts in two grains where one is prescribed then prosecution should be instituted. The Department of Inland Revenue should take power to control the sale of patent medicines and to analyse every such medicine which is sold in drug stores.

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

I have a report that 171 samples were collected by my officers this year. Four of the samples declare acetani-lid under the name of phenylacetanid, and seven declare phenacetin as acetphenetidin, and all but eight were held to meet requirements of the Act.

Excise-for extra duty pay at large distilleries and other factories, $15,000.

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William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES:

What is the annual

charge for bonded warehouse licenses made by the Minister of Inland Revenue, or is there any charge?

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

For a distillery or for a manufactory of cigars and tobacco?

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William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES:

For bonded warehouses such as the wholesale liquor merchants have in the cities throughout the country?

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

Such a case has never been brought before the department before. If such a case occurred, the man would be entitled to some consideration. It would be dealt with by Order in Council.

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William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES:

In my own province, in all probability bonded warehouses will be a thing ot the past after the first of July next, if the Government of that province carry out the policy that it has publicly announced. If the license is only $50 a year, the matter is not very important, but the principle is the same. From what date does the license run?

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LIB

William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES:

Will our merchants in the province of Saskatchewan have a refund for the nine months from the 1st of July to the 1st of April of the following year?

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

The matter will have to be considered by council. My impression is that they ought to have a refund.

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LIB

William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES:

Is the minister sure that the matter can be dealt with by Order in Council?

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LIB

William F. Carroll

Liberal

Mr. CARROLL:

Are the ordinary bonded warehouses under the control of the minister or under the control of the Department of Customs?

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March 30, 1915