June 1, 1922

LIB

William Gawtress Raymond

Liberal

Mr. RAYMOND:

The reason the work

has ceased is because the goods are manufactured, all the warehouses are filled, and until those goods are disposed of the factories naturally will make no more.

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PRO

George Arthur Brethen

Progressive

Mr. BRETHEN:

May I ask a question?

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LIB

William Gawtress Raymond

Liberal

Mr. RAYMOND:

Certainly.

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PRO

George Arthur Brethen

Progressive

Mr. BRETHEN:

My hon. friend has

just made the statement that the prosperity of his constituency depended upon the implement manufacturers. Does it not depend upon the ability of the farmer to buy those goods in the manufacturers' warehouses?

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LIB

William Gawtress Raymond

Liberal

Mr. RAYMOND:

That is just what I

said. You and I agree, evidently, very well.

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PRO

Thomas Sales

Progressive

Mr. SALES:

May I ask a question?

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LIB

William Gawtress Raymond

Liberal

Mr. RAYMOND:

Certainly.

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PRO

Thomas Sales

Progressive

Mr. SALES:

Have all your factories been closed?

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LIB

William Gawtress Raymond

Liberal

Mr. RAYMOND:

I believe so. I believe every one of them has been with this exception: I do not think the Windmill has actually shut right down.

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PRO

Thomas Sales

Progressive

Mr. SALES:

The twine factory has not closed down?

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LIB

William Gawtress Raymond

Liberal

Mr. RAYMOND:

Not the twine factory.

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PRO

Thomas Sales

Progressive

Mr. SALES:

I believe the twine factory operates under free trade?

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LIB

William Gawtress Raymond

Liberal

Mr. RAYMOND:

Yes, it does.

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PRO

Thomas Sales

Progressive

Mr. SALES:

Thank you.

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LIB

William Gawtress Raymond

Liberal

Mr. RAYMOND:

Naturally, the twine

factory operates under free trade, hut I doubt whether the hon. gentleman understands the situation, although it was explained in the House a few weeks ago. There were twenty- four hinder twine factories working against one another and keeping down the price of binder twine for the farmers in Canada; they were all in competition. However, when the duty was taken off these were all put out of business but three, so there was no competition amongst our Canadian factories, -that ceased. The industry was then in the hands of the American combine, and when they got these factories out of the business they raised the price to the farmers and you have to pay more for your binder twine than you would have if the factories alluded to had stayed in the country. That is the actual fact, and every

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farmer knows it just as well as I know it. There are no other binder twine factories except, I think, this one in Brantford, and one in Welland. The farmers also know that the price of binder twine is fixed by the combine in the United States; and if ever it happens that they have a surplus of binder twine they could possibly put these factories, too, out of business. But the danger the farmers are in is this: if they have a shortage of binder twine in the United States and there is a shortage of binder twine also in Canada the farmers here will not be able to get it because there are not enough factories in this country to meet the demand.

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PRO

Thomas Sales

Progressive

Mr. SALES:

What about Ireland?

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LIB

William Gawtress Raymond

Liberal

Mr. RAYMOND:

You might get some from Ireland. Now, although I am delighted to answer questions-

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds) :

May I ask a question?

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LIB

William Gawtress Raymond

Liberal

Mr. RAYMOND:

Certainly.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds) :

Does the factory in Brantford which makes binder twine confine its activities to that product?

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June 1, 1922