January 28, 1942 (19th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

This is a relatively small matter. While the wording -of the amendment may appear somewhat technical, the purpose of this -bill is to facilitate the marketing of gold-filled spectacle ware. At least 75 per cent of this particular type of merchandise sold in Canada is manufactured in the United States. Over there they must conform to -the Bureau of Standards, whereas in Canada our manufacturers must conform to the Precious Metals Marking Act. There is a slight variation in these two requirements, and in order to facilitate the marketing of these goods without loss of service to the public, it is deemed advisable to make this slight amendment. The amendment has -been approved by the Canadian Jewellers' Association.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Imperial War Cabinet-Canada

Topic:   PRECIOUS METALS MARKING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT WITH RESPECT TO SPECTACLE AND EYEGLASS FRAMES
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