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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 30, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta lANl'M'.V '10, 11 IF. acntniuofil-'. p.xti.v PACK Prohibition in Canada An Open Letter to the People of Canada HIS STATEMENT is being published in the Daily Papers in every Province of Canada in order to call attention to the following1 facts: First fact: livery-Province-in Canada nftw lias a Temperance'Law in force willi the exception of.Qucbcc. On May first, 1919, the Quebec Temperance Law will come into force. _. i Second fact: The Dominion Government passed Legislation under -the powers granted in "The War Measures prohibited for the period of the war and twelve months thereafter. Manufacture and Interprovincial Shipment of liquor for drinking purposes.. This Legislation is.necessary to make effective that of the Provinces. Third fact: The people'of Canada want this Legislation continued in-effect until the Cjiizuns of, Canada, including all the shall have had an opportunity to vote on the question of making it permanent. Fourth fact: There is an insidious and far-reaching propaganda.now being carried on which aims to discredit the Prohibitory Laws and restore liquor- drinking for the personal profit of the Liquor-Seller. Fifth fact: The requisite number of State Legislatures in the United States having adopted the Prohibition Amendment, Canada must act in harmony with it or become the dumping ground for liquor and its unfortunate victims. Who Want Prohibition 1. Thc.Business inen and Industrial leaders whom you know. 2. The working men and working women whom you know. 3. The Mothers, Vfives and Children whom you know. ,4. The Soldier Citizens of Canada whom you know. 5.' TKe farmers whom you know. r, i We know that 1. Everj' Church and Religious Denomination in Canada has pronounced in favor of Prohibition through its Executive .Boards and Church Leaders. 2. Practically all Doctors! Public Health Officers, Relief Officers and Social Workers in Canada are m favor of Prohibition. 3. The Provincial Governments, the Courts and'the Police have learned Prohibition reduces crime and disorder and promotes Peace and Prosperity. Some Significant Contrasts Tile Liquor' People are looking for immense profits. WE HAVE-NO SELFISH 1NXERESTTOSERVE. i The liquor Interests hide behind indefinite names by underground methods'....... OUR OWN .-STATEMENTS AND WORK IN THE OPEN. Platform f The Dominion Prohibition Committee arc asking: 1. That the Prime i Minister f and Government of Canada be: requested to take the steps necessary to continue in effect the provisions 6f the Order Tin- Council of March l.lth, 1918, (P.C. by having the same embodied in Legis- lation, to be enacted by tKe Parliament of Canada. -2.. That the legislation so enacted be continued in effect until such time as the electors of the Dominion-of Canada shall have been taken on the question of its continu- ance or dis-continuance. vote, on this question be taken at a date to be fired by the Govern merit of Canada at least six months'prior-to the day of voting and respect to the restoration to civil life in Canada of the Canadian soldiers noiw overseas. They hope to win-By a Lobby. WE WANT THE .PEOPLE TO DECIDE. They arc reactionaries. WE ARE IN THE PATHS HUMAN PROGRESS. They are .circulating throughout the country a'prescription for influ- enza, that .is purported to come from the world celebrated Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. r' Here is what Dr. G.'-H, Mayo says: "The prescription .which is alleged to have been by us is a fake, Alcohol or whiskey have no place in the treatment of What You Can Do to Help ihe Cause The Dominion consider the question of Tcm'iKraiicc Legislation in some.form at the session. We arc asking Parliament to embody, in an-Act, the Provi- sions'of .Orders-in-Coimcil'how-in'force with suitable provision for'its. submission la the people'. Asa CitJ7.cn yl" Canada wi-iit' :tu your Wemdcr of Pnrliainenl urging his active co- operation with the Government in carrj'ing out this policy.( Put yoiir ideas in your own way and send your letter to your Member's home a'ddicss as wxjn as you read this Statement. Members of Parliament and National Pplicics arc influenced by Public Opinion. Your action be one of Ihc indicating 'what the people think. We desire to warn our friciicls against any weakening of resolution at this critical moment. The liquor iiitereMs arc at work in oVcry Province1 iryinjr Ip Rive the impression that there is a'gciicral dissatisfaction with existing laws and ari tisinfe what is done in one Province to foment unrest Ihc enemies, of Prohibition do all the agitating. any inforiliAlion comes to -your nolice tlu'l 'Committee should write of once to D. B. 90S Kent oldg., Platform of the Liquor People The Distillers say: We do not waiit the Bar back we want the Interprovincial Traffic restored. The Brewers say: We want the percentage of alcohol in Beer in- creased from to 5% or 6% or even The old time Hotel Keeper says: We cannot run a Hotel without a Bar and if we cannot sell whiskey, we must at least have a "Beer und Wine" license." Methods of the Liquor People: 1. They have already sent rtien and literature over- seas ;in the vain hope of prejudicing many of the Canadian Soldiers. 2. They are behind a in the ranks of Labor that seeks (o show that-Prphibitioii is generally opposed by working jwople. This is a slander on Labor. 3. There are letters signed "Wounded Soldier" or "Returned Soldier" Wnrkpr" or "Lover of Liberty" or "Soldier's Wife" of "Officer's 'Widow" or other camouflage names. In some cases such letters are made up and :soldiers or others are asked to for a consideration. 4. False stories; of suffering for lack of liqupr for the. sick are circulated although the Law provides fully for Doctors' prescriptions. 5. Eftorts arc being made to discredit Administrators of, the Liquor. Laws and even Members of r Governments who are known to be in favor of Prohibition. U. The Liquor cause is being upheld by insidious advertisements, news despatches, articles ami moving bills acceptable to being urged picture films'. 7. Drafts of the Liquor on the Government-- 1 S. The Liquor. I ntcrc'sts arc work- ing behind (he Scents in the political parlies, and by underground to discredit and oust from office .any public man is an outspoken Watch for tbe evi- dence of thisaiul prov.ent the success of their schemes, The Dominion Prohibition Committee Eugeng Ltfontaine, Montreal Prwident A. Warburton, Toronto Vice-President D. B. Harkness, Winnipeg, Man. Secretary 10 ;