May 9, 1923 (14th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

Mr. LADNER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government any information, and if so, what, with regard to the extent of business in lumber, canned salmon, pulp and paper, iron and steel and other products, as between Eastern Canada and the Pacific Coast, that is lost in favour of the United States owing to the fact that there is not a Canadian Customs Officer at New York and duty is imposed by the United States on goods passing through the Panama Canal from Eastern Canada to British Columbia?
2. Has the government any information, and if so, what, in regard to grinding balls to an Owen Sound firm from the Premier mine of British Columbia which was cancelled and placed in the United States because of the absence of a Canadian Customs Officer at New York?
3. Has the government any information, and if so, what, with regard to the advantages of a Canadian Customs Officer at New York, in facilitating trade between Eastern Canada and the province of British Columbia?
4. Has the government any information, and if so, what, with regard to the iron and steel used in British Columbia which might be purchased from Nova Scotia if a Canadian Customs Officer were established at New York?
5. Has the government any information, and if so, what with regard to the effect of the absence of a Canadian Customs Officer at New York on the amount of freight which might otherwise be sent over Canadian railways by the Canadian manufacturers and traders but which actually goes to the United States?
6. What would be the annual cost of maintaining a Canadian Customs Officer at the port of New York?
7. Does the government refuse to place a Canadian Customs Officer at the port of New York?
8. If so, what are the grounds of such refusal?
9. What are the advantages, if any, which accrue to the government of Canada or the people of Canada bv refusing to put the said Customs Officer at New York?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CUSTOMS OFFICER AT NEW YORK
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