February 24, 1905

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Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

Yes, and once a month for every bonded warehouse.

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Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

Yes, after their visits. Besides that, I may add, we have four general inspectors, one inspector of distilleries, one inspector of bonded warehouses, one inspector of breweries and one inspector of tobacco factories.

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Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

These four are among the inspectors I have just mentioned. They have to look after the inspection of their own districts, but at the same time they have a general supervision over the whole country in their particular branches. Take the inspector of cigar and tobacco factories, for instance; he is living in the city of Montreal, he is attending to his duty there as inspector of the district, and at the same

time, once a year he is supposed to visit all the tobacco factories in the country.

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George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

And these inspectors report directly to the deputy of the hon. minister?

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George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

What are the general conditions of the tobacco industry as it comes under the observation of the hon. minister's department as regards extension or growth?

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Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

The Canadian tobacco industry has increased largely of late years; in fact, about eight years ago there were only about 500,000 pounds of tobacco manufactured in this country, but now we have reached an output of nearly 5,000,000 pounds.

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Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

Yes. Some years ago when the law was changed, tobacco manufacturers * were permitted to mix foreign tobacco with Canadian tobacco to the extent of ten per cent, and in this 5,000,000 pounds are included that ten per cent.

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Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

In cigar factories it is mostly used for wrappers' because the imported wrappers are more suitable than the tobacco which is grown in this country, but in the manufacture of cut tobacco they use also a quantity of foreign tobacco.

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George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Personally what is the hon. minister's opinion from test as to the relative merits of foreign and home grown tobacco?

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February 24, 1905