March 8, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Hugh Guthrie

Liberal

Mr. GUTHRIE.

I , realize that situation quite well, but I really have so little regard for that favourite argument of my hon. friend that I pay absolutely no attention to it. I think that this objection has no weight. I was surprised to hear the hon. member for Hastings (Mr. Northrup) talk of the Argentine Republic and the 45 cents per day labour in that country and ask how Canadians could compete against that labour. I do not know the rates of labour in the Argentine Republic, but I do know that the chief exports of that country are cattle and wheat, and that we are competing with them and beating them every day in the British market, and I do not expect to see the day when cattle or wheat from the Argentine Republic, or Bolivia, or Colombia, or the eight or ten other countries mentioned will ever come into Canada in serious competition with the products of this country.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-RECIPROCAL TRADE WITH UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   P. C. KNOX,
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