“While Unpleasant it is a Service to Humanity”: The RCMP’s War on Drugs in the Interwar Period

  title={“While Unpleasant it is a Service to Humanity”: The RCMP’s War on Drugs in the Interwar Period},
  author={Steve Hewitt},
  journal={Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'{\'e}tudes canadiennes},
  pages={104 - 80}
  • S. Hewitt
  • Published 1 February 2004
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes
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