April 4, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

As a matter of fact, I would not be disturbed by increasing imports from the United States. I want to see what those imports are, and if my hon. friend will examine them item by item I suggest he will find that the increase in imports was due in very large measure to raw materials, goods that were used by our manufacturers. At any rate I make that prediction, and. I say that they will form a substantial item in the imports from the United States. So much for the increase in trade which has taken place as a result of the trade policies pursued by this administration. No one can read these figures without realizing that this increase in trade has meant increased employment. It could not mean anything else.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   MEASURE FOR ALLEVIATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS
Full View