June 2, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)


Rupert Wilson Wigmore (Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)


It is quite true that we had a lengthy discussion on this matter when the resolution was introduced; but further discussion will, perhaps, throw a little more light on the subject. I realize quite well that the working out of this will probably be quite a difficult matter; but, as I stated before-and I repeat it now- we have at the present time certain machinery whereby this can be worked out. We have our own officers in certain parts of the United States to-day, and if it were not possible for them to put this machinery into operation, we could send some of our expert officers from Canada. There is no question, of course, that some delay would be caused. But during the last year large quantities of goods have been shipped into Canada at a cost to the merchant in this

country very much below the cost of manufacture in the United States and very much below what the goods could be manufactured for in Canada. I think this is a Bill that should be passed. We have been working under this Act for some time.

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