May 9, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I am just coming to that; it brings me to the point I am going to make. In 1930-31 we had occasion to consider this very matter. I said a moment ago, Mr. Speaker, that no matter had given me more concern as an individual or as a public man than the question of the cost of various commodities in this dominion, and I believed that if I could give the market of Canada- I said it standing in the Prime Minister's place over there-to the Canadian producer, I would increase his volume to such an extent that his unit costs would be less and he would be able to sell his goods cheaper. I took from the Canadian manufacturers a letter saying they would not raise their prices if this protection were given to them, not for exploitation, but that they might have this market and decrease their unit costs.

Topic:   FARM IMPLEMENTS COMMITTEE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOB CONCURRENCE IN SECOND REPORT PRESENTED APRIL 8, 1937
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