Balk Canadian Reformers, Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-28


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1 ; i I : . « BALK CANADIAN REFORMERS I TORONTO. Ont.. June 27— The parliament of Canada, in session at Ottawa, will complete its labors for the year in a few days. Prior to the opening a deputation of five I I clergymen waited on the government and 1 1 asked f r legislation prohibiting betting on! 1 ! race courses. They represented the Social 1 j Service Council of Canada, whose platform , includes opposition to racing and to the i j manufacture, sale or use of tobacco. Pre-1 • pared by this agency a bill to bring about ■ : the first-named purpose was placed in the I ] hands of a member of the commons from the town of Brantford, where there is no racing, When he made an attempt to bring the mat-. ■ ter before the house about ten days ago he ! ran foul of some parliamentary procedure - and was declared out of order. It is evident-■ " ly not the feeling of the Canadian parliament t that the matter of race course betting calls I for any further measures than the reasonable regulations now in force.

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