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


Francis Ramsey Lalor



I certainly do not like it. Yet hon. gentlemen opposite tell us that we should lower our aduties and let them ship their goods in and sacrifice them in this country. They have been doing that for the last year and in consequence our factories are closed up to-day. Our factories cannot sell the goods but the Americans are selling them at these sacrifice prices. We have had experience with some of their customs regulations. I cited cases the other day where they imposed fines on goods entering the United States because the figures were not in accordance with their idea of What the profit should be. In view of such conditions surely we in this country should have a little pride and keep Canadian business for Canadian people in the interest of the men who are working in Canadian factories.

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