February 18, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I might have difficulty in giving a reason as to particular items. If we were dealing with a permanent treaty, a comprehensive treaty, it would be important that we should contend for every item. This only professes to be a provisional agreement. We could not expect to get the whole conventional tariff from Germany, because we are not prepared to give what others give. As to the merits of a particular item, I might have difficulty in answering my hon. friend. Those items which we have received we think are important. I have no doubt there may be others which some hon. gentleman might also think important.

Topic:   COMMERCIAL AGREEMENT WITH GERMANY.
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