William Lyon Mackenzie King

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Born Thursday 17 December 1874, died Saturday 22 July 1950

Professions: Leader, Politician

Nationality: Canadian

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I really believe my greatest service is in the many unwise steps I prevent.

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Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government, which sooner or later becomes autocratic government.

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Few would venture to deny the advantages of temperance in increasing the efficiency of a nation at war.

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Temperance is essential, if the services of men and women are to be employed to the best and most useful effect according, to the physical capacity and ability of each. Nothing less will assure a total effort.

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There can be little doubt that absence from work, and inefficient work, are frequently due to intemperance.

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For one cause or another, it has become necessary to impose restrictions upon the use of many commodities, including not a few of the necessities of life.

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If the military might of Germany and Japan are ultimately to be crushed, the United Nations, one and all, must definitely and urgently strive toward a total war effort.

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On behalf of the federal government, I wish now publicly to appeal to the provinces to lend their co-operation in furthering our country's war effort by effecting at as early a date as may be possible this much needed restriction.

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The greatly increased consumption of alcoholic beverages is very largely a direct result of the increased purchasing power created by wartime expenditures.

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Just when we most need to be clearheaded, in order to face the hard facts before us, there is all too frequently a very real inclination to give way to dangerous tendencies merely as an escape from realities.

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Let it be remembered, too, that at a time of war, nearly every one is under great strain.

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The anxiety of most parents in seeing their sons and daughters enlist does not lie only in the fear of the physical dangers they may encounter.

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If I am outspoken of the dangers of intemperance to members of our armed forces, it is because we are all especially concerned for the welfare of those who are risking their lives in the cause of freedom.

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Only the man who disciplines himself strictly can stand for long the terrific pace of modern war.

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As to the advantages of temperance in the training of the armed forces and of its benefits to the members of the forces themselves, there can be no doubt in the world.

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I would not wish to imply that most industrial accidents are due to intemperance. But, certainly, temperance has never failed to reduce their number.

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Workers in industry are the partners in war of the fighting forces.

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When gasoline and rubber are rationed, electric power and transport facilities are becoming increasingly scarce, and manpower shortages are developing, it is difficult for people to understand their increased use for other than the most vital needs of war.

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In the twelve months immediately preceding the outbreak; of war, the quantity of spirits, both domestic and imported released for sale in Canada, amounted to over three and a half million proof gallons.

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Each year, therefore, a dollar spent on alcoholic beverages has purchased a smaller quantity.

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