March 16, 1928

CON

John Anderson Fraser

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FRASER:

What are the imports of window shades?

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

I have not that information, but I am told it is very small.

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Item agreed to. Customs tariff-532a. Shirts, not knitted, collars and cuffs, all of cotton: 20 per cent; 30 per cent; 32J per cent.


LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

The former rates were 20 and 22j per cent British preferential, 32J per cent and 35 per cent intermediate and 35 per cent and 37i per cent general. The estimated total reduction in taxation is $46,298.

'Mr. KENNEDY: Would any small percentage of silk in an otherwise cotton shirt place it outside this class?

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

I think it would.

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UFA

Donald MacBeth Kennedy

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. KENNEDY:

So many cotton shirts contain just a small percentage of silk.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

They would not come in this

class.

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UFA

Henry Elvins Spencer

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPENCER:

How does that effect a reduction in taxation? A reduction in the tariff does not necessarily mean a loss of revenue.

Cable Merger

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

I gave my hon. friends an example yesterday. The result is shown in the reduction of the income tax; we took in more money.

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UFA

Donald MacBeth Kennedy

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. KENNEDY:

When you consider the revision of the tariff, is it not largely done on the basis that there will be no increase of imports?

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CON

John Anderson Fraser

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FRASER:

Why retain the duty on shirts at 32J per cent? That is the highest rate in the whole schedule. What is the

explanation of that?

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

The explanation is that the shirt men think they should have that protection.

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CON

John Anderson Fraser

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FRASER:

It is protection for the shirt men? That is all I wanted to know.

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LAB

Abraham Albert Heaps

Labour

Mr. HEAPS:

I wonder if the minister would not be good enough to satisfy our Conservative friends by lowering that item? He would thus satisfy the members in this corner of the house, and as the Liberal party stands for a lower tariff he would satisfy everybody.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

I would like to satisfy everyone, but I have not had much success in doing so.

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Item agreed to. Customs tariff-533. Sails for boats and ships: 15 per cent; 22J per cent; 25 per cent.


LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

There is no change.

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Item agreed to. Customs tariff-534. Certain candlewick.


LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

There is no change.

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Item agreed to. Progress reported. On motion of Mr. Mackenzie King, the house adjourned at 10.53 p.m. Monday, March 19, 1928


March 16, 1928