March 1, 1934

CON

Robert Charles Matthews (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MATTHEWS:

I cannot give that information.

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James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Will the minister bring

down the records of his department with regard to stocks on hand in Canada?

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Robert Charles Matthews (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MATTHEWS:

Yes.

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LIB

James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Has the minister received any advice to the effect that stocks on hand in Canada qualify under the tariff item as goods of a class or kind made in Canada?

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Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

I should like to ask a question of the hon. gentleman. If a factory has been manufacturing a particular class of commodity and closes down temporarily with a large stock on hand, would not that be a case in which there were goods for sale of a class or kind made in Canada?

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LIB

James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

I refer my hon. friend to the decision of the tariff board which I understand has finally been reluctantly accepted by the government, that they are not goods of a class or kind made in Canada. I ask the minister if he will give us whatever information he has in support of the decision of the appraisers that these goods were of a class or kind made in Canada and therefore the dumping duty and the extra five per cent should be imposed?

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CON

Robert Charles Matthews (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MATTHEWS:

I will do that.

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LIB

James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Has the minister before him any reports in connection with the plant at Sarnia which was supposed to be manufacturing tinplate? I should like to know the number of employees and the production, say for October and November, 1933.

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Robert Charles Matthews (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MATTHEWS:

We have been getting information but it is not complete.

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James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Can the minister give me the information upon which his appraisers arrived at the decision that these goods were of a class or kind made in Canada? I understand these goods were imported in June.

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Robert Charles Matthews (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MATTHEWS:

I was not the head of the department in June.

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James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

The minister has been long enough in this house to know that a minister does not answer things personally, I am asking him for the information his appraisers had with regard to the activities of any plant then producing in Canada.

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Robert Charles Matthews (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MATTHEWS:

I am sorry but I have not the data.

Supply-National Revenue

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CON

Robert Charles Matthews (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MATTHEWS:

I shall be very glad to get any information I can for the hon. member.

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LIB

James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Since he has been in the department has the minister made any investigation himself as to the activities and the amount of production of the plant now alleged to be operating in Sarnia in the manufacture of tinplate?

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Robert Charles Matthews (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MATTHEWS:

That matter is now under investigation.

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LIB

James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

But has the minister

any information about it? There must be tinplate coming in now.

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CON

Robert Charles Matthews (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MATTHEWS:

The investigation is not complete.

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LIB

James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

But in the meantime what ruling has been made by the department? Is it ruled that tinplate is of a class or kind of goods made in Canada?

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March 1, 1934