Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of Finance):
The hon. member may have given notice of his question, but I have not received it. However, I believe I can answer now. We have considered this question of the importation of kerosene refrigerators, but we have not found that any substantial number was imported last year. It is expensive equipment, costing between $400 and $500. If a quota were allowed I think it would be found that the great majority of them would be purchased by comparatively well-to-do summer residents for their summer cottages.
Taking all the circumstances into consideration we have come to the conclusion that the ban on importation should not be lifted.
Subtopic: IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO IMPORT KEROSENE OPERATED REFRIGERATORS