May 29, 1935


On, the orders of the day:


LIB

Vincent Dupuis

Liberal

Mr. VINCENT DUPUIS (Laprairie-Napierville):

I should like to ask the Minister of National Revenue (Mr. Matthews) if the government have studied the advisability of granting an exemption of $100 to Canadian tourists returning from the United States, as has been the practice in the United States with regard to tourists returning from Canada.

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CON

Robert Charles Matthews (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. C. MATTHEWS (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, in answer to my hon. friend I would say that that question has been studied by every government for a considerable number of years.

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LIB
CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

We will proceed with No. 24 on the order paper.

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LIB
CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

You got it.

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An hon. MEMBER:

He wants it improved.

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WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT


The house resumed from Tuesday, May 28, consideration in committee of Bill No. 70, to amend the Weights and Measures Act-Mr. Hanson (York-Sunbury)-Mr. Morand in the chair. On section 9-Regulations.


CON

Raymond Ducharme Morand (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN:

Shall section 9 carry?

Section 9 agreed to.

On section 10-Penalty for short weights, measure or counts.

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LIB

James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

I thought the minister was going to suggest an amendment to section 9.

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CON

Richard Burpee Hanson (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

No, I

withdrew the proposed amendment to section 9, which deals with section 52 of the act, and gave notice of a substantive section to be added as section 81 (a). We will reach that later.

Section 10 agreed to.

On section 11-False or unjust weights.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Does the interpretation of this section include consideration of expansion and contraction? At times some people may, even in good faith, give a little less on account of certain physical phenomena. Does the minister take that fact into consideration? Otherwise the legislation would be unfair to people acting in good faith.

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CON

Richard Burpee Hanson (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

This section does not cover the point raised by the hon. member, but I understand the condition is taken care of by a thermostatic device used in testing scales, and that in that way an allowance is made for the matter the hon. member has mentioned.

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

Does this device apply to the measuring of gasoline which as a result of differences in temperature is being sold to the public in false quantities?

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CON

Richard Burpee Hanson (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

That is taken care of by legislation relating to the commodity, but not to the device by which it is measured. We do not deal with that situation under this statute.

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CON

Richard Burpee Hanson (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I am told it is not being dealt with, at all. If it is to be considered it will have to be considered by other legislation; at all events it is not contemplated by this bill.

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

May I ask the minister if it is his intention to consider the tremendous loss suffered by the consuming public, especially in regard to gasoline, occasioned by differences in temperature.

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May 29, 1935