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Fernie will get beer - The Free Press Turns 115 years Old
December 3 1924
Free Press Files
Beer by the glass will be granted in districts which gave affirmative majorities on the June plebiscite, the legislature decided at midnight last night by defeating a motion from Dr. E. J. Rothwell to delete the beer clauses from the Liquor Act.
The formal vote was recorded in the house today as 26 to 14.
Attorney General Manson voted against beer, saying the whole issue was raised by the breweries and not the people.
Premier Oliver broke down as he announced he must vote for carrying out the terms of the plebiscite submitted to the people in good faith.
R.H. Pooley reminded the government he has last year predicted such an impasse.
The house also defeated by 27 to 13 a latter motion by Chris McRae to have the beer sold only in government dispensaries.
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