1. Dumping duty as provided by section 6 of the Customs Tariff applies in respect to all agricultural products of a class or kind produced in Canada.
2. Imposition of dumping duties as provided for under section 6 was suspended under the War Measures Act from 19th December, 1941, until March 31, 1947, except in respect to fresh fruits and vegetables.
3. In the fiscal years 1947-48 and 1949-50, fixed values for duty were established under section 43 of the Customs Act, with dumping duty, in respect to the fresh fruits and vegetables and for the periods as shown in the statement attached. In the calendar year 1948, importations of fresh fruits and vegetables were subject to the regulations under the Emergency Exchange Conservation Act and no fixed values were established.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables on which values for duty were fixed under Section 43 of the Customs Act during the
Fiscal Years 1947-48 and 1949-50
Product Actual 1947 - 1948 Actual 1949 - 1950Period Effective Dates Period Effective Dates days days 158 Ont. and Que. July 26-Dec. 31 Cantaloupes and Muskmelons j 56 52 Ont. and Que. Man. and West July Aug. 29-Sept. 23 2-Sept. 23 Cherries 49 Ont. and Que. 24-Aug. 12 63 Man. and West July 18-Sept. 19 Peaches 63 Ont. and Que. Maritimes July 26-Sept. 27 49 Aug. 12-Sept. 30 Pears
j 45 Man. and West Aug. 1-Sept. 15 105 Ont. and Que. Sept. 30-Jan. 1360 Ont. and Que. Aug. 9-Oct. 8 105 Man. and West Sept. 30-Jan. 13Plums
| 70 Man. and West July 18-Sept. 26 70 Ont. and Que. July 26-Oct. 4 Prunes
| 19 Man. and West Aug. 14-Sept. 2 22 Ont. and Que. Sept. 30-Oct. 2256 Ont. and Que. Aug. 21-Oct. 16 22 Man. and West Sept. 30-Oct. 22Strawberries
j 42 Ont. and Que. June 12-July 24 42 Man. and West May 31-July 12 Beans 98 Ont. and Que. July 4-Oct. 10
Beets 34-76 Ont. and Que. /June \Oct. 24-July 28\ 16-Dec. 31/ 67 Ont. and Que. Jan. 24-Apr. 1
52-76 Ont. and Que. [May 30-JuIv 211 90-67 Ont. and Que. /May 20-Aug 181
16-Dec. 31/ 13-Aug. 8 \Jan. 24-Apr. lj June 23-Dec. 22
56 Man. and West June 182 Man. and West 49-76 Ont. and Que. /June \Oct. June 24-Aug. 2\ 16-Dec. 31/ 26-Oct. 17 69-113 Ont. and Que. /June 10-Aug. 181 \Nov. 24-Mar. 17/ June 23-Dec. 22113 Man. and West 182 Man.and West Celery
j 181 Man. and West July 3-Dec. 31\ 168 Ont. and Que. Sept. 14-Mar. 195 Ont. and Que. Sept. 27-Dec. 31/ 128 Man. and West Sept. 14-Jan. 2055 Maritimes Nov. 29-Jan.. 23Cucumbers
j 140 Ont. and Que. May 15-Oct. 2 119 Man. and West June 20-Oct. 17 Lettuce
j 126 Ont. and Que. May 27-Sept. 30\ f 104 Ont. and Que. May 6-Aug. 18126 Man.and West June 4-Oct. 8/ \ 126 Man. and West May 18-Sept. 211 81 Maritimes May 31-Aug. 20Onions, n.o.p
j 180 Man. and West July 4-Dec. 31 \ 276 Ont. and Que. June 29-Apr. 1176 Ont. and Que. July 8-Dec. 31/ 276 Man. and West June 29-Apr. 145 Maritimes Feb. 15-Apr. 1Peas 84 Ont. and Que. June 24-Sept. 16
Tomatoes 1 141 \ 122 Ont. and Que. Man. and West June 17-Nov. 5 June 28-Oct. 28
The only commodity on which the value for duty was fixed under section 43 of the Customs Act in the fiscal year 1948-49 was onions, n.o.p. The value for duty was fixed on importations all across Canada for a period of 64 days from January 27 to April 1, 1949.
1. In Canada there is no federally-operated agency which is comparable to the women's bureau of the United States department of labor.
There is, however, a division of the national employment service which corresponds to a degree with the women's bureau of the United States department of labor. This division is headed at head office by an adviser on women's employment. A brief statement of her duties is as follows:
(a) To deal with the special interest/', and problems of women in relation tc their interests in the employment field.
(b) To develop and maintain liaison with women's national organizations which are interested in the employment of women.
(c) To represent women and to advise on the woman's viewpoint in regard to the establishment of policies and procedures in the national employment service.
(d) To functionally supervise all operations of the service dealing with women.
(e) Administrative and consultive duties dealing with the general administration of the service and with special projects such as female displaced persons, domestic service, et cetera.
There are similar positions at regional level, and the commission's policy is to have female officers deal with women in so far as possible. Where the volume warrants it, women's supervisors are female; and where the supervision is over a joint male and female function, the supervisory position is open to either males or females on equal terms.
2. The needs of the service are constantly under review.
3. Yes. From the Young Women's Christian Association, in 1945; from the National Council of Women, in 1945 and in 1946.
Subtopic: DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
Sub-subtopic: WOMEN'S BUREAU