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

CON

John Allister Currie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CURRIE:

The hon. gentleman has just got right down to the point. I know where coal comes from that is- supplied to that province, because I am a large pur- ' chaser of coal, and I know where the coal comes from that is supplied to the West. We have never heard the hon. gentleman who represents the coal interests of Nova Scotia ask the Government to take the duty off coal, although he is always hollering to have the duty taken off wheat and flour. Is he prepared to have the duty taken off soft coal? There is $5,000,000 paid every year by the farmers of the West for the duty on soft coal. Is he willing to forego that duty?

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