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

CON

John Allister Currie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CURRIE:

Soft coal is very largely
consumed in Ontario-. The very 'bread that is baked in Ontario is baked with soft coal and that soft coal pays a duty of fifty cents a ton and more on account of the war. Yet, my-hon. friend and his friends want to keep American coal out of Canada. Has he the honesty to say: I will forego the
duty on coal if you will forego- the- duty on wheat? There is the East and there is the West in this country. My hon. friend represents the East. We have never heard him say a word about the duty on coal. He is quite willing to have somebody else'e wool cut-, but he is not willing to have his own, and he cuts a very sorry figure on this question,

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