March 15, 1928

LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

Our board is different; it is a fact-finding body. In this large country there is a wide difference of opinion, some people believe in absolute free trade, at least one of whom sits over yonder. Other gentlemen are here, representing different constituencies, who advocate higher tariff. We have had two or three elections in this country on the tariff issue alone.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

All of them, you say.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

Perhaps all of them. We

created the tariff board so that those who advocated a higher tariff and those who advocated a lower tariff could go before that board and submit to it all the facts they could produce in support of their position. The board reports to the government, and the government must take the responsibility for the policy adopted.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

I should like to ask the Minister of Finance one question. He says the tariff board is a fact finding body. H that is so we should have a report of the facts which have been found.

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LIB
CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

But not the findings of

the board.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

The evidence is brought in here perhaps a ton at a time.

Progress reported.

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LIB

Charles Gavan Power

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a

point of order, simply to obtain an interpretation of the new rules. May I ask if it is not competent for the chairman of the committee simply to call it eleven o'clock?

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The committee must report progress and the Speaker must adjourn the house.

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At eleven o'clock the house adjourned without question put pursuant to standing order.



Ways and Means-Customs Tariff Friday, March 16, 1928


March 15, 1928