8 juillet 1930
MIQUELON DEFENDS TRADE
Object to French Restrictions on Liquor Exports to U.S.
Paris, July 7 – Efforts of the department of colonies to prevent the legal handling of liquor shipments by residents of the islands of Miquelon, off the Newfoundland coast, have met with much opposition from inhabitants of the island, who are besieging the ministry with protests defending their right to the profits of this trade.
In the past few months, these islands have grown comparatively wealthy from the flood of liquor which pours through the islands en route to the United States as a result of the closing of the Canadian border to this trade. Official statistics obtained by the American embassy showed in a startling way the enourmous increase in the shipment of liquors which comes from these islands from Canada and the British Isles.