May 15, 1931

LIB

Charles Gavan Power

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

That does not convince me.

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
Subtopic:   RESOLUTION TO PRESCRIBE THE CONSTITUTION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES AND PROVIDE FOR SALARIES
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I merely indicate it was my business to know it was not.

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?

An hon. MEMBER:

It was.

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

If the hon. gentleman will read Hansard, he perhaps will know and he would not subject himself to the humiliation of acknowledging himself to be wrong.

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
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LIB

William Daum Euler

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

What then prevented it from passing?

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

There shall be a board to be called a tariff board, and the board shall

Tariff Board

be a court consisting of three members with power to make inquiries under oath and with a seal. It will be a court of record. The inquiries will be for the purpose of ascertaining-

(a) the price and cost of raw materials in Canada and elsewhere, and the cost of transportation thereof from the place of production to the place of use or consumption;

(b) the cost of production in Canada and elsewhere, and what increases or decreases in rates of duty are required to equalize differences in the cost of production;

(c) the cost, efficiency and conditions of labour, including health of employees, in Canada and elsewhere;

(d) the prices received by producers, manufacturers, wholesale dealers, retailers and other distributors in Canada and elsewhere;

(e) all conditions and factors which affect or enter into the cost of production and the price to the consumers in Canada;

(f) generally, all the conditions affecting production, manufacture, cost and price in Canada as compared with other countries.

That is the report to the minister. The purpose of it is obvious to any hon. gentleman who desires to protect the Canadian producer from unfair and unjust competition from other countries.

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
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LIB

Albert Frederick Totzke

Liberal

Mr. TOTZKE:

Will the board hold public hearings?

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
Subtopic:   RESOLUTION TO PRESCRIBE THE CONSTITUTION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES AND PROVIDE FOR SALARIES
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

It will; it is a court of Tecord.

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
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LIB

Frederick George Sanderson

Liberal

Mr. SANDERSON:

Will it travel around the country or just sit in Ottawa?

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

There are provisions for hearing evidence in towns other than Ottawa,

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
Subtopic:   RESOLUTION TO PRESCRIBE THE CONSTITUTION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES AND PROVIDE FOR SALARIES
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LIB

William Daum Euler

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

Will it have power to make actual changes in the tariff rates?

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
Subtopic:   RESOLUTION TO PRESCRIBE THE CONSTITUTION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES AND PROVIDE FOR SALARIES
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

No.

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LIB

William Daum Euler

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

That power will be left with parliament?

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Absolutely.

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LIB

William Daum Euler

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

A rumour has been published in the newspapers that the power now held by the board of customs will be enjoyed by the tariff board; is that right?

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
Subtopic:   RESOLUTION TO PRESCRIBE THE CONSTITUTION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES AND PROVIDE FOR SALARIES
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I was just coming to that.

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
Subtopic:   RESOLUTION TO PRESCRIBE THE CONSTITUTION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES AND PROVIDE FOR SALARIES
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UFA

Henry Elvins Spencer

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPENCER:

Will the board make recommendations to the government?

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
Subtopic:   RESOLUTION TO PRESCRIBE THE CONSTITUTION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES AND PROVIDE FOR SALARIES
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

It will make reports.

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
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LIB

Joseph-Arthur Bradette

Liberal

Mr. BRADETTE:

Will the. officers be appointed by the Civil Service Commission or the tariff board?

Topic:   TARIFF BOARD
Subtopic:   RESOLUTION TO PRESCRIBE THE CONSTITUTION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES AND PROVIDE FOR SALARIES
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

The commissioners will

not be appointed by the Civil Service Commission.

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May 15, 1931