June 17, 1922

IND

William Charles Good

Independent Progressive

Mr. GOOD:

I would ask the Minister of Finance if this rate covers cans of cocoa that are sold in the grocery stores?

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

Yes, that is the intention.

Customs tariff-Preparation of cocoa or chocolate, n.o.p., and confectionery, coated with or containing chocolate, the weight of the wrappings and cartons to be included in the weight for duty, per pound: British Preferential tariff, 1J p.c.; Intermediate tariff, li p.c.; General tariff, 1J p.c.

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Item agreed to. Customs tariff-All sugar above number sixteen Dutch standard in colour, and all refined sugars of whatever kinds, grades or standards, not covered by tariff item: British Preferential tariff, 20 p.c.; Intermediate taiiff, 27J p.c.; General tariff, 35 p.c. Sir- HENRY DRAYTON: I should think perhaps this item might be taken as read after the assurance given by the minister as to what is being proposed here.


LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

There is a slight reduction in the British preference.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

And the

other items are rated in proportion?

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

Are rated in proportion.

Customs Tariff-Cigars, the weight of the bands and ribbons to be included m the weight for duty, per pound: British Preferential Tariff $3.90 and 25 per cent, Intermediate tariff $3.90 and 25 per cent, General tariff $3.90 and 25 per cent.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I do not know whether we should discuss that particular item now, or discuss it under the excise items. They really are interwoven one with the other.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

Yes. I can tell the hon. member, exactly what we propose. There is an excise duty on cigars of $6 per thousand, irrespective of weight. We are making it $3 per thousand, and we are adjusting the import duties to correspond. We are not gaining in the cigar tax any material increase of revenue. The effect would be, taking the customs, and the excise and special war revenue together, that the higher class would pay a little more, the medium priced cigar will pay taxes as now, and the tax on the lower priced cigar will be reduced. It is a readjustment without increase, in the somewhat famous way my hon. friend may have heard of in bygone years.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I am inclined to believe that my hon. friend will get no more revenue. I will go a little bit further, and say that he will be getting no more revenue in connection with these tobaccos I am glad he has made the adjustments he has in connection with the other commodities he has referred to.

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Item agreed to. Customs Tariff-Cigarettes, the weight of the paper covering to be included in the weight for duty per pound: British Preferential tariff $4.70 and 25 per cent, Intermediate tariff $4.70 and 25 per cent, General tariff $4.70 and 25 per cent. . Customs Tariff


LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

That is a readjustment to correspond, for the purpose stated.

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Item agreed to. Customs tariff-super-calendared or machine finish grades of book paper, not coated, when used exclusively in the production of magazines, newspapers and periodicals, printed, published or issued regularly under regulations prescribed by the Minister of Customs and Excise: British Preferential tariff 12J per cent, Intermediate tariff 22i per cent, General tariff 25 per cent.


LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

The object of that is to make a slight decrease in the British preference on the class of paper used in magazines. [DOT]

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

The result of the change is that there is 2! per cent decrease in the British preference, the other items standing exactly the same.

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Item agreed to. Customs tariff-coated papers, when used exclusively in the production of magazines, newspapers and periodicals printed published and issued regularly under regulations prescribed by the Minister of Customs and Excise: British Preferential tariff 17\ per cent, Intermediate tariff 32J per cent, General Tariff 35 per cent.


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

The old tariff, as I have it, would give 22i as against the 17i, the other charges remaining the same. Is that correct?

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

There is a reduction

of 5 per cent, in that case, in the British Preference.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

And the

others are just the same?

Mr, FIELDING: Yes.

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IND

William Charles Good

Independent Progressive

Mr. GOOD:

I should like to know about

the extent of the production in Canada,- how much of this line of goods is manufactured in Canada, compared with what is imported.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

There is no classification, I am afraid, which enables us to distinguish as the hon. member desires. This paper is used exclusively in the magazine business.

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June 17, 1922