Sir SAM HUGHES:
The British authorities were paying forty-two cents per pound at the time we made the arrangement by which the industry of smelting zinc and copper in Canada was established. I did not know that the price of zinc in the United States had fallen to twelve cents. How about the ores imported from the United States? The only objection I have to this measure is that it does not protect our own ore producers sufficiently, but treats the Yankee producers of ore the same as it does the Canadian producer.