Automatically under their tariff, their rate is made to correspond with that imposed by any other country. If we put a rate of 25 per cent against the United States, they put a similar rate against us.
That is not the way to put it. The position is this: Should there not be added to this item a provision such as the United States has in its tariff, that if they take action to increase the duty, we by order in council may effect the same purpose? That is the only observation I have to make in respect of this item.
leader has said, I would point out that if we lower the duty to 10 per cent-with which I am in perfect accord, for I think it will help Canadian industry-and the United States put t'heir tariff up, automatically ours should be raised too. I have no idea in the world that
we should keep our tariff at 10 per cent, and they raise theirs next week, say, to 20 or 25 per cent, as they may do. The minister will remember that there are some very large companies in the United States making this very product, and they will naturally want their home market for themselves. I happen to know that the International Paper Company are large manufacturers of this very product in their United States mills. It may be that they will transfer that business to Canada-I hope they will; they are getting over here as fast as they can-but at the same time I do not tfhink we ought to be caught in a position where our tariff would be reduced to 10 per cent and they raise theirs back to 25 per cent. That is very likely to happen. The danger is now being pointed out to the minister, and I hope he will act accordingly. I am not opposing the item in any sense, but I am directing the minister's attention to the danger of what may happen if we do not safeguard our position.