William Arnold PETERS

PETERS, William Arnold

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Timiskaming (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 14, 1922
Deceased Date
September 17, 1996
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Peters
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=451d41d6-6f60-40ef-87f1-bd1aea75e8c2&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
miner, representative

Parliamentary Career

June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
CCF
  Timiskaming (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (January 1, 1958 - January 1, 1962)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
CCF
  Timiskaming (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (January 1, 1958 - January 1, 1962)
August 3, 1961 - April 19, 1962
NDP
  Timiskaming (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (January 1, 1958 - January 1, 1962)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
NDP
  Timiskaming (Ontario)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
NDP
  Timiskaming (Ontario)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
NDP
  Timiskaming (Ontario)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
NDP
  Timiskaming (Ontario)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
NDP
  Timiskaming (Ontario)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
NDP
  Timiskaming (Ontario)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
NDP
  Timiskaming (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 1221)


November 19, 1979

Mr. Peters:

I thank the parliamentary secretary for his lucid explanation.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF
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November 19, 1979

Mr. Peters:

The hon. member says no. It comes into Canada and the parliamentary secretary said it was at the American price.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF
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November 19, 1979

Mr. Peters:

Mr. Chairman, I did not understand the explanation with regard to the tariff on an American product being at the American price. I suppose it is a price at a given time in a given area. If that is so, what we are talking about is a 16 per cent advantage.

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Subtopic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF
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November 19, 1979

Mr. Peters:

It might help. I agree there might not be any point in picking out the ones that have never been used and which were therefore triggered by the budget rather than by special order because many of them were raised, not lowered, and only the lower ones were used. In many of these cases the changes which have been made, I gather the parliamentary secretary is telling us, have involved reductions in tariffs, not increases.

Clause 2 includes all those items in schedule I so really we have lost money. Is the amount shown anywhere in this document? Is an estimate made of the sum which might have been anticipated had the changes not been made? In other words, does this indicate what revenue from duty resulting from these amendments, either raising or lowering the amounts, might have been expected? This presents us with a real problem because there is no way of knowing from what we have before us what the general purpose of these changes is- for example, whether they reflect changes negotiated under GATT. Nor do we know how they are applied. There is no indication that Canada has entered into international agreements with regard to specific commodities and I am not able to tell from the bill whether we have decreased or increased total income from duty. Some items moved up 5 per cent, say, or down 3 per cent, but from the point of view of the workings of the economic system it is impossible to tell where we are going. Maybe I am missing something. I see nothing here enabling us to estimate the results of these changes this year as

November 19, 1979

compared, for example, with last year, and 1 am suggesting we do something about this from now on. As I say, if I am missing the point I should like the parliamentary secretary to tell me. He has been very helpful so far.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF
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November 19, 1979

Mr. Peters:

Will the parliamentary secretary explain what "MTN" means?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF
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