May 2, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Gold which is shipped from other countries for safe keeping here carries on our part a charge more than adequate to reimburse us for any expense; in fact there is no expense. It is no more expensive to guard the gold of other people along with our own gold than it is to guard our own gold considered alone. The Bank of Canada receives a charge for safe keeping of such gold; and when the chartered banks of Canada receive it, as they do in some cases, I can only assume that they also make a charge for the purpose.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
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