As I said a few moments ago, this suggestion came from gentlemen representing the commission in Ontario, and was with a view to making our law strike at those things which the provincial laws prohibit. As our law stands at the present moment, it is too wide in this sense that it applies to all intoxicating liquor. As I have pointed out, it is well known that large quantities of alcohol are used for purposes that have nothing to do with beverages, and none of the provincial laws so far purport to prohibit the sale of liquor for such other purposes. We, therefore, find ourselves with a law which is intended to aid provincial legislation, which strikes at something at which provincial legislation does not strike at all. My attention was called to the matter solely in the way I mentioned, and it seemed to be
desirable that the subject matter of the offence under our law should be described as is the subject matter of the offences under provincial legislation. I am disposed to think that, save in so far as there might be difficulties created and interferences with people dealing 'with liquor of a kind not intended to be covered at all from the temperance point of view, no evil would follow if our law remained as it was. But this amendment makes it more accurate, and as the suggestion came from the source I mentioned, I felt it would do no injury from the point of view of the enforcement of the provincial law.