June 13, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

IND

William Charles Good

Independent Progressive

Mr. GOOD:

The hon. member has expressed the desire that the prices of manufactured products should go down, but he does not seem to understand how this Government can have any control over deflation. I want to ask him if it is not reasonable to suppose that by a reduction in the tariff on, say, shoes, we can force the Canadian manufacturer of shoes to deflate his prices, just as well as we can-and perhaps better-by asking him to deflate them of his own free will.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF THE DEBATE OP THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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