February 2, 1955 (22nd Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe (Pori Arthur):

Since my name has been brought into the discussion, Mr. Speaker, perhaps I might make a statement. The duty on cheese was the duty fixed under the British Empire preferential trade agreement in the period when the Conservative party was in power. That has never been changed since. Any suspension of shipments was due to requests from us to New Zealand to help us over an emergency. The reasons that created the emergency had passed and we reverted to the tariff imposed by the Bennett government in 1932.

Topic:   ISPEECH FROM THE THRONE
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS IN REPLY
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