June 10, 1924 (14th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

My hon. friend must not get an industry of this character confused with industries of the nature that he is so fond of describing, for example, endeavouring to raise oranges in the province of Quebec and bananas in the Yukon. This is an industry the product of which is obtained from the soil in Canada. It is an industry which may be made strong and substantial if properly assisted. At present millions of dollars are sent out of Canada every year to pay for imports of this material. Are we to abandon all possibility of putting Canada on the map as an oil producing country through the agency of this industry?

Topic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF, 1907, AMENDMENT
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