June 7, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)


James Dew Chaplin

Conservative (1867-1942)


I was saying when I was interrupted that hon. members should be more careful in their statements regarding duties. I am talking now in all kindness, I am not angry, and I want to say to you that in this book you give the customs returns as $133,000,000. I do not know why they were padded, but they were. It may be a clerical error, I am broad enough to assume that such may be the case, but when you multiply it by four it looks pretty bad. Then another point: Why do you always treat the import duties as if they were on manufactured goods? As a matter of fact, in that particular year which you take in your book, 1916, over $30,000,000 of duties did not apply to manufactures at all. You made a mistake to that extent.

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