June 17, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

I think, in the case
of the items of the general tariff, hon. members should bear in mind that I stated that it was not our intention to reduce the general tariff on goods expected to come from the United States. We made exceptions in a few cases, but, speaking generally, we did not desire, at the present time and for reasons given, to reduce the duties on American goods, and that is the reason that the present item remains at 35 per cent. The magazine publishers made a plea for some further consideration in various forms. They think they are suffering an injustice, and to this extent, giving them a reduction on that class of goods in the British preference, we are meeting their wishes. This class of paper is not imported to any extent from Great Britain, but I am advised that very likely it will be.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF
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