Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Mackenzie King did not smoke opium

William Lyon Mackenzie King, 1905
Mackenzie King, 1905
source: Library and Archives Canada, PA-027975

There's an interesting article in the online BC magazine The Tyee today by Ben Christopher (see it here)about the history of drug policy in Canada - and the emergence of what he calls Vancouver's war on drugs. Of course it starts with the famous Mackenzie King trip to Vancouver in the aftermath of the 1907 race riots. But it goes on to deal with some pretty interesting material. Well worth a look.

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