March 28, 1933 (17th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Henry Herbert Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

My hon. friend is not improving his standing here by interjecting that sort of thing.
-if bonuses are going they ought to extend to every natural product and, as someone suggests, factory products as well. I cannot see how you can pick out some part of the community shipping to Great Britain and say to that class that they will have a certain amount made up on what they lose in shipping to Great Britain, while other exporters are given no such consideration. Take for instance the fresh fish producers. According to this they will get a bonus, but the preserved fish man does not.
Then the hon. gentleman went on to a discussion of other items such as canned and salt fish and lumber. A little later he said:
One could name numbers of natural products that fall into the same category. After all, Mr. Speaker, I ask you: Is there any guarantee, except what the Prime Minister said last evening to the effect that the government were considering the matter of machinery, that the man who actually produces the goods will get the .benefit of this bonus? The exporter is the one who will get it, according to the budget speech.
And so on.

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