June 17, 1922

CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

What my hon. friend says with regard to the marking of goods in other countries may he quite true, but he could very well look after the importations from other countries that are not earmarked. The whole thing revolves around the question as to whether the government, in enforcing these regulations, have any regard to the interests of the Canadian purchaser bearing in mind what we look upon as his right to know whether or not he is buying German goods or English goods. Of course, if the Government are against that idea, these regulations will very largely be either a matter of special privilege or a dead letter; it must be either one thing or the other. We merely want to know where we are in connection

with this matter. The Finance Minister says it is impossible to work out the law. But the Americans have had that law and have worked it very successfully in the protection of American industry and of the American public:

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

My hon. friend had the matter in his hands for months and found the law unworkable, and that is a better illustration than the American law.

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Resolution agreed to. 2. Resolved, That schedule A to The Customs Tariff, 1907, as amended by Chapter twenty-six of the Statutes of 1914, by Chapter five of the Statutes of 1914 (second session), by Chapter seventeen of the Statutes of 1918, by Chapter forty-seven of the Statutes of 1919, by Chapter twenty-seven of the Statutes of 1921, and by Orders in Council, be further amended by striking thereout tariff items:-20, 21, 22, 23, 134, 143, 208, 219a, 220, 326, 398, 399, 427, 445, 446, 446b, 447, 448, 517, 520, 521, 522, 523, 565, 566, 567, 568, 575, 591, 611, 611a, 612, 619, 621, 631, 638a, 657a, 660, 682, 705a, the several enumerations of goods respectively, and the several rates of duties of Customs, if any, set opposite each of said items, and to repeal section (b) of the Orders in Council, P.C. 2654, dated twenty-seventh day of November, 1907 designated as item 715 of The Customs Tariff, section 2 (b) of Orders in Council, P.C. 16/1556, dated fifth day of June, 1912, designated as item 762 of The Customs Tariff, P.C. 224 and P.C. 2/233, dated thirtieth day of January, 1919, and P.C. 383, dated twentieth day of February, 1919, and to provide that the following items, enumerations and rates of duty be inserted in schedule A:-


LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

We will take up the ensuing changes item by item if the committee so desires.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

There is one item,

gasoline, in regard to which I desire to propose a change when it is reached, otherwise the items stand as they appear in the resolution.

'Customs tariff-Cocoa paste or "liquor" and chocolate paste or "liquor", not sweetened, in blocks or cakes, per pound: British Preferential tariff, 3 cents; Intermediate tariff, 4 cents; General tariff, 5 cents.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

We had

better have some understanding as to just what is being done. My hon. friend will correct me if I am wrong, but I think the old rates were 31, 4 and 4.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

No, 4, 5 and 5 were the old rates.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

The old rates, as I have them, were 31, 4 and 4, so that

Customs Tariff

there is an increase of 5 cents in the general tariff and a decrease of one-half a cent in the preferential rate.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

The figures that I have are 4, 4 and 5. The new figures are 3, 4 and 5, so that there is a slight reduction.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

The item is founded on tariff item 'No. 20. I find on looking at the official tariff that the figures are 31, 4 and 4. I wanted to know whether it was intended to raise the general tariff.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

My hon. friend has omitted a later change. He will find the figures as I gave them-4, 5 and 5-so that there is a reduction.

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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

The result is a reduction of one-half a cent on the preferential tariff?

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

No, a reduction of one cent. The rate of four cents is reduced to three.

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Item agreed to. Customs tariff-Ooco-a paste or "liquor" and chocolate paste or "liquor", sweetened, in blocks or cakes, not less than two pounds in weight, per pound: British Preferential tariff, 4 cents; Intermediate tariff, 4i cents; General tariff, 5J cents.


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Is there not a reduction of one cent here?

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

A reduction of half a cent in each case.

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Item agreed to. Customs tariff-Preparation of cocoa or chocolate powder form: British Preferential tariff, 22J p.c.; Intermediate tariff, 27i p.c.; General tariff, 35 p.c.


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

There is a reduction there in the general rate, I think.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

The general rate is 35; it remains unchanged. The preferential rate is changed; it was 27h, it is now 22i.

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June 17, 1922