June 4, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

To remove doubts. It does
not increase the receipts of the customs in so far as goods imported by the Crown are concerned, for the reason that we have been collecting duty on goods imported by the Crown for some years. But a question has arisen as to whether the Crown in the right of Canada would have the right to collect duty. Therefore, to. remove that doubt we are mentioning the Crown in the Act the same as we do any other importer under the tariff.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS ACT AMENDMENT.
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