I know my hon. friend does not want to proceed on a wrong premise. The treaty itself does not as of January 1 remove the three per cent special excise tax from anything. The treaty merely says that the government of Canada will propose to the Canadian parliament legisla-
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tion which will have the effect of removing the special excise tax on those articles. So that to-day while the treaty is in effect with respect to its tariff provisions, it is not in effect at all and was never intended to be in effect with respect to the three per cent special excise tax until -this parliament has acted with respect to that. I assure my hon. friend that all the negotiating parties were quite aware of that throughout the whole proceedings.