Canada: NOVA SCOTIA: Hooch for Haligonians

Hard-drinking Haligonians have long beefed about the Government's method of selling liquor and beer. They had to pay 50¢ for a permit, had to wait in slow-moving queues at one of the four Government retail stores. If they were lucky, they got four quarts a month of Canadian rye or gin, or two of imported liquors. Attached to each bottle was an admonition to take it straight home.

Ofttimes Haligonians took more devious routes to get a drink. They dropped in at smelly, slummy Grafton Street dives for a quick and illegal snort, or paid bootleggers anywhere from $8 to...

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