April 4, 1938

LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

-because, if foreign markets-

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Who said it?

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

If I mistake not, the statement was made on one occasion by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre that foreign markets were dead.

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CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

I cannot recall any such statement.

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An hon. MEMBER:

We can.

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

Although I acquit the leader of the opposition of making that statement in explicit terms,-

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

He certainly did not.

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

-I am at least bound to say that some of his policies indicated that so far as he was concerned he put his faith in economic nationalism and in the building up in this country of what might be termed a self-contained industrial structure. But this government has never adopted a defeatist attitude in matters of trade. We realized that great changes had come over the world in recent years, and that the result of the depression had been, so to speak, to cause nations to withdraw within themselves to find some delusive security behind the ramparts of high tariff walls. But we did not believe in that policy; we did not believe that such a trend was inevitable or permanent, and soon after we came into office we gave an earnest of our refusal to accept that theory. We obtained a reciprocity agreement with the United States under which a remarkable stimulus has been given to the great primary industries of this dominion. I shall give shortly some of the results which have been obtained under that reciprocity agreement.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

The minister would not call it reciprocity, would he?

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

I would call it reciprocity.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

He is the only one who would.

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

I would also go further, perhaps, and remind the leader of the opposition of some of his predictions with respect to what would happen when that reciprocity agreement came into effect.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

They are coming true now.

Mr. MaeNICOL: Conditions are getting worse every day.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART:

We have only to wait a little while.

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LIB

John Gordon Ross

Liberal

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

His estimate of fifty millions instead of six under the item dealing with the $100 exemption for tourists.

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

The purpose of that reciprocity agreement was to obtain in the great country to the south of us assured markets for the primary producers of Canada. The leader of the opposition made a statement

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from which he would have us believe that the present agreement could have been obtained by him in its present form.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Certainly.

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

Yet on another occasion he also made it clear that he had not concluded an agreement such as the present one because he feared that by doing so some injury might have been done to the manu-facting industries of this country.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

He never said that.

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

He was not willing to go the last mile in that respect.

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April 4, 1938