May 21, 1951

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe:

You said $25 million was the extent of it. Perfect nonsense!

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   MATTER TO BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
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PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood):

We have gone up from $17 million to $25 million.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe:

Perfect nonsense! -

At six o'clock the house took recess.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   MATTER TO BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
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AFTER RECESS The house resumed at eight o'clock.


CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. Thatcher:

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   MATTER TO BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. Blackmore:

Raw material.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
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CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. Thatcher:

On lead from 2%th to l'/eth cents a pound. .

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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. Blackmore:

Another raw material.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
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CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. Thatcher:

They made concessions on zinc, plywood, canned salmon, and so on. In other words, most of the concessions that our neighbours made to us were on raw materials and natural resources. I welcome these concessions to a certain degree, but I should like to have seen more on finished products. It seems to me that in recent years far too many of our exports to the United States have been in primary form, and to a distressingly large extent we have merely exchanged our trees, minerals and the fertility of our farm lands for the processing skill of our American friends.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   MATTER TO BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. Blackmore:

Hear, hear.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
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CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. Thatcher:

On many occasions we have shipped raw materials to the United States, had them processed there, and then bought them back in the form of finished products.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. Blackmore:

Imagine that.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
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CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. Thatcher:

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   MATTER TO BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe:

May I ask the hon. member a question?

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   MATTER TO BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
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CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. Thatcher:

Yes.

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe:

What item of farm machinery is the hon. member quoting? Practically all farm machinery comes in duty free.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
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CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. Thatcher:

I used that as an illustration. I should like to refer to Buchanan's Bulletin, registered information on national affairs for businessmen. It makes this statement:

The reductions in the Canadian tariff on industrial items are not spectacular, from 25 to 221 per cent on machinery made in Canada, and from 10 to 71 per cent on machinery not made in Canada.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   MATTER TO BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe:

My hon. friend spoke of farm machinery. He should know that practically all farm machinery comes in duty free. The last item of farm machinery that was taken off the duty list was cream separators under the present budget. Practically all farm machinery was taken off the duty list several years ago.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
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CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. Thatcher:

I thank the minister for his correction.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   MATTER TO BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe:

My hon. friend was talking about the duty on farm machinery. I asked him a very simple question as to what item of farm machinery he was talking about.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   TORQUAY NEGOTIATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   MATTER TO BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
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May 21, 1951