It has been my observation for the last thirty years that the advocates of protection have always protested against the importation of United States magazines. I do not believe they take this attitude because of the resulting competition with Canadian periodicals. I will point you back to certain revisions of the tariff, particularly in 1905 and 1906, when they protested most vigorously against the importation of United States magazines, not because of the reading matter which they contained, but because of the advertisements contained in thenj. I am not so sure that my hon. friends to my right have not the same idea in mind now that the protectionists had at that time. As a Canadian I dislike having to hear the suggestion which is brought up so frequently, that Canada is utterly 'helpless to do anything in competition with other nations. It is the competition with these advertisements that some of our people fear, more than the competition of the periodical itself. Now, there are many Canadian magazines and periodicals which are doing very well. We certainly want to cultivate the Canadian national spirit as much as we can, and I do not think it will tend to promote that spirit if we shut out United States magazines, and thus prevent the people of this country from being as well read as possible.
Subtopic: CUSTOMS TARIFF