April 25, 1933

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Carried.

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Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. YOUNG:

No, it will not carry tonight. This is one of the worst crimes in the whole category.

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

Oh, surely it will carry tonight. Otherwise we might as well rise.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Let it stand

and go on with something else.

Item stands.

Customs tariff

571. Carpeting, rugs, mats and matting of straw, hemp, flax tow, jute or paper; carpet lining and stair pads: British preferential tariff, 15 per cent; intermediate tariff, 22i per cent; general tariff, 25 per cent.

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Item agreed to. 4296 COMMONS Ways and Means-Customs Tariff Customs tariff-682a. Net floats of aluminum, glass or cork, of a class or kind not made in Canada, for use only in deep sea or lake fishing, not to include floats for sportsmen's use: British preferential tariff, free; intermediate tariff, free; general tariff, free.


CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

I want to move an amendment widening the item, giving free entry to canvas floats as well as glass floats.

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Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

Before the item as amended

passes I would call the minister's attention to the fact that it ought to include the words "sinkers and floats including trawl kegs." A deputation waited upon the minister last year and he assured us that he would keep this in mind when the tariff was adjusted. I have a definite impression-the note I have on it is written by myself, but I certainly got it at the interview-that the minister agreed that sinkers and floats should be exempt from duty under item 682a and promised to keep it in mind for another year. It is the same proposition, and for the same purpose. All that is necessary is to put at the beginning of the item those words: "Sinkers, and floats, including trawl, kegs," and then go on with the words "of aluminum," etc., because then it would apply not only to nets but also to trolling, a very important branch of fishing. The item should read:

Sinkers,- and floats, including trawl kegs of aluminum, glass, cork-

The minister was kind enough to go into it very thoroughly last year, and that was his [DOT]considered opinion at that time. It is all in line with the policy of cheapening the fishermen's means of production.

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

The item can stand until I look into the matter, but I rise more particularly for the purpose of saying to my hon. friend that if he was under the impression that I gave him any undertaking with respect to what action would be taken concerning an amendment to the tariff, he is entirely in error, because whatever my limitations may be one thing I refrain from doing is to give any intimation as to what amendments will be made to the tariff. All I did was to say that I would give careful thought and consideration to my hon. friend's representations. I may possibly have expressed sympathy with his views, but in no case, either to him or to anyone else, have I said what would be done in respect to a tariff item.

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Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

Certainly not; I was misunderstood if I gave that impression. The words I used in this note are that he promised to keep it in mind for another year. I perhaps put my own interpretation on his geniality and the sympathy he exhibited. I

am satisfied that when he does look into it he will see the force of the contention.

Item stands.

Customs tariff-756. Artificial abrasive

grains, crushed or ground, when imported for use in Canadian manufactures: British preferential tariff, free; intermediate tariff, free; general tariff, free.

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

It is in the tariff to-day. It admits abrasives in bulk rather than calling for them to come in certain specified forms- abrasives or materials for making emery wheels, carborundum stones, and so on.

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Item agreed to. Customs tariff-783. Gasoline and steam engines, transmission assemblies and parts thereof, magnetos, starting motors, electric generators, propeller shafts, steel chassis frames, brakes, clutches, brake and clutch controls, steel road wheels, steel rims for pneumatic tires, larger than thirty inches by five inches, steering gears and front and rear axles, all of a class or kind not made in Canada, when imported by manufacturers of motor trucks with standard equipment (not for use on railways or tramways), not to include machines or other articles mounted thereon or attached thereto for purposes other than for loading or unloading the truck, for use only in the manufacture of such motor trucks: British preferential tariff, free; intermediate tariff, 17J per cent; general tariff, 26 per cent.


LIB

James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

I notice generally speaking this item is wider in that it is not confined to motor trucks for carriage of goods only. Apparently it now includes all motor trucks without limit as to purpose.

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Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

That is right.

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James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

There is just one limitation-"not to include machines or other articles mounted thereon or attached thereto for purposes other than for loading or unloading the truck." I wonder what is in mind in regard to that.

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

It is merely widening the

item by permitting parts to come in duty free for the use of the motor bus which we have already admitted free by item 438b.

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James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

The minister has not

answered my inquiry, which was as to what is referred to in the elimination of machines or other articles mounted thereon or attached thereto for purposes other than for loading or unloading the truck.

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Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

I think I can answer the

question by an illustration given to me by the commissioner of taxation. Heretofore if a motor truck were imported and after its importation a concrete mixer were installed upon it, it would be policed and followed to

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the extent of calling for the payment of duty upon the truck equivalent to that imposed upon the concrete mixer, because the purposes for which the truck was imported hitherto were restricted. Under .the new wording, if a concrete mixer were an integral part of the motor truck it could be imported as if it were a portion of ithe truck itself, and therefore be subject only to the lower duty which applies to the truck.

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James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

No, it is just the reverse of that.

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John Vallance

Liberal

Mr. VALLANCE:

So anything already

mounted on a motor vehicle would enter free; is that it?

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April 25, 1933