Hon. George Hees (Prince Edward-Hastings):
Mr. Speaker, I rise to move a motion under Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. As it is essential that this country overcome its $11.5 billion a year trade deficit in manufactured goods and as this can only be done if we greatly increase our sales efforts abroad and let far more people in the world market know what this country has to offer, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Victoria-Haliburton (Mr. Scott):
That the government allow producers to write off 200 per cent of all expenses connected with making sales trips abroad, displaying their products at foreign trade fairs and any other expenses incurred in sales promotion in the export market and any other expenses incurred in sales promotion in the export market in excess of those made in the base year-the year before the plan goes into operation.
Such a program would greatly increase our sales effort in the export market-
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSED INCREASED WRITE-OFF OF EXPENSES FOR PROMOTION OF EXPORT SALES-MOTION UNDER S O. 43