June 1, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)

NDP

Steve Butland

New Democratic Party

Mr. Steve Butland (Sault Ste. Marie):

Madam Speaker, I agree the question was one of substance. Unfortunately the answer was not.
I want to cite some statistics that illustrate just how out of whack our system of trade appears to be. Revenue Canada made a preliminary ruling in April that six countries were dumping steel sheet and plate into Canada and duties were levied up to 130 per cent. The CllT came along yesterday and said no injury was occurring.
I want to ask the minister or the parliamentary secretary a question. If there is dumping with margins up to 130 per cent how there can be no injury to Canadian steel? How does he reconcile these figures?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   STEEL INDUSTRY
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