May 23, 1918 (13th Parliament, 1st Session)

L LIB

Frank S. Cahill

Laurier Liberal

Mr. CAHILL:

I want to voice my objection to bonuses or bounties or protective tariffs in any shape or form. I am not in favour of, and I do not believe in, taking the people's money for any special interest, and this seems to be the same old protective tariff proposition. My hon. friends are bringing out the poor mine owner, but really the party which gets the benefit in this case is the smelter, the rich corporation. If this is a case for special consideration and is an industry which the War Purchasing Board are anxious should be [DOT]maintained, it seems to me that the smelter [DOT]company could make a contract with that board- for their products and that we could do away with bounty business. It is not right at this time to be loading up the country with additional bounties.

Topic:   THE ZINC BOUNTIES ACT, 1916.
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