October 21, 1932

LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. YOUNG:

Answer the question.

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CON

Raymond Ducharme Morand

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MORAND:

I have answered the

question.

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LAB

Abraham Albert Heaps

Labour

Mr. HEAPS:

Have conditions become

better or worse?

Mr. MORAY7D: When I listen to the hon. gentleman I often wonder how circumscribed is his reading. I wonder if he has ever heard of the food riots in Belfast and of the conditions in the United States?

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LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. YOUNG:

Answer the question.

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CON

Raymond Ducharme Morand

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MORAND:

I am answering the question. I wonder if the hon. gentleman ever has heard of conditions in free trade England and in Germany?

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LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. YOUNG:

Answer the question.

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CON

Raymond Ducharme Morand

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MORAND:

Surely our party is not to be held responsible for conditions throughout the entire world. I live quite close to the United States border and I know that our condition, bad as it is, is far better than that of the United States. Our people have been taken care of. possibly not in the way they would have been in prosperous times, and I know that in our city, probably the worst hit, no one has suffered from actual want or hunger.

I wonder if those hon. gentlemen who are so prone to ascribe these conditions to the high tariff policy ever try to visualize what conditions would be if a policy of protection had not been in force in this country?

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LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. AOUNG:

Much better.

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CON

Raymond Ducharme Morand

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MORAND:

What would be the effect of the dumping of distress goods and cheap labour goods upon this market?

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LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. YOUNG:

The people would get the

things they need.

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CON

Raymond Ducharme Morand

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MORAND:

The hon. gentleman has

divided his world into two very definite parts; on the one side he has a wheat field with a toll gate and then on the other he has the rest of the world. Unfortunately Canada is not made up entirely of wheat fields and she is not the only wheat field in the world. If we grew nothing else but wheat it would be very easy to abolish the toll gate, but we produce other things. There are other people in this country besides wheat growers who must live by means other than the growing of wheat.

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CON

James Dew Chaplin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHAPLIN:

That is pretty well

answered.

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LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. YOUNG:

No, he has not answered

at all.

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CON

James Dew Chaplin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHAPLIN:

He never will answer you.

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CON

Raymond Ducharme Morand

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MORAND:

I have not yet arrived at that state of international feeling where I believe that a country such as Canada with ten millions of population can force the rest of the world to amend its tariffs.

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LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. YOUNG:

We can show a little common sense in our own affairs.

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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Order.

430 COMMONS

Imperial Conference-Trade Agreements

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CON

Raymond Ducharme Morand

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MORAND:

I suggest to my hon.

friend that his volubility might have been better used upon his own leader during the time he was in power. During that period country after country built up tariff walls which closed their markets to Canada. The United States, Germany, France, Italy and even England closed their markets to Canada.

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LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. YOUNG:

Did they get rich by that

action?

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CON

Raymond Ducharme Morand

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MORAND:

In the face of such action are we to open our markets? Are we to sacrifice our people upon the altar of example to the rest of the world? I have not yet reached that spirit of international idealism, nor do I believe have the people of Canada.

The best that could be done under present conditions was done by this government, and I believe when the conference was held all these different matters were taken into consideration. I believe that the results of that conference, though they may not cover completely the entire field of trade, though they may not be the final word in accomplishments yet to come, have been well worth while. In my own constituency I can see many improvements; I can see much that will help and much that will stabilize conditions. I can see the tomato growers with a greater opportunity to get rid of their products; I can see the tobacco growers with an assured market for ten years; I can see the fruit growers with a greater chance to dispose of their fruit and I can see the automobile manufacturers with an opportunity not only to supply Canada but, because of the fact that trade outlets have been opened below the equator, so to diversify their manufacturing as to provide work over a greater period of the year.

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October 21, 1932