Foreign News: Temperance in Canada

A ghost walked last week along the northern frontier of the U.S. In Canada, which more than once in World War II has been a proving ground for measures later introduced by Washington.* Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King took steps to cut down drinking. He announced sharp reductions in the alcoholic content of beer and liquors—beer by 10%, wine by 20%, spirits by 30%. He also forbade all advertising of beer and liquors after a six weeks' adjustment period, asked for shorter selling hours in liquor stores.

Mackenzie King's temperance edict—issued under his emergency war powers—was ordered in the name of...

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