Francis Ramsey LALOR

LALOR, Francis Ramsey

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Haldimand (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 14, 1856
Deceased Date
June 24, 1929
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Ramsey_Lalor
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=93d83706-34fe-496c-8008-8da34d423458&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
manufacturer, merchant

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Haldimand (Ontario)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
CON
  Haldimand (Ontario)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  Haldimand (Ontario)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Haldimand (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 143)


June 1, 1921

Mr. LALOR:

Does this road parallel the Hamilton-Toronto road?

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May 31, 1921

Mr. LALOR:

I was paired with the hon. member for Bonaventure (Mr. Marcil). Had I voted I would have voted against the amendment.

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May 23, 1921

Mr. LALOR:

They get at the value and the cost of production. I have in my possession a letter from a firm in Canada which has 50 cases of a certain line of goods lying at Black Rock. They are trying to get them into New York, having sold them there. These goods have been held at that point for nearly three months. The United States authorities have given no reason at all why they should not go through. The goods are properly valued, but they raise every objection and every obstacle they possibly can. Let me give an instance. A year or perhaps two years ago a branch factory that we have in the United States wanted to get something that we had in Canada, which we had imported from England and which they could not get at that time in the United States. They asked us to send over a certain quantity and we sent a thousand pounds of these goods to our own factory in Buffalo. The United States sent an appraiser from Washington to examine our books and go over our invoices in our home town at Dunnville. The officers reported that everything was fair and square, and they did not see why there should be any difficulty at all, but in th: face of that report those goods were held in Buffalo, and we were fined $1,200 for undervaluation. There was no undervaluation at all. We had bought the goods in England, and we added to them the freight and took advantage of the exchange for profit. I even referred the matter to Ottawa to see if they could not investigate this awful imposition of a fine of $1,200, but they reported that it was according to the American law and that there was no use talking about it. You have to show a profit of 10 per cent on your goodi or you cannot pass them. That is the way they treat us. Surely we are not going to treat them as generously as some hon. gentlemen would have us do. The values are raised and everything is done to prevent you shipping to the United States.

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May 23, 1921

Mr. LALOR:

I think the impression that we had in Canada of the dumping clause was that it was to prevent Americans from shipping goods in here under the price at which those goods were sold in the United States. When the dumping clause was in force under the hon. member for Shelburne and Queen's (Mr. Fielding), I know from experience in general as regards machinery, canning machinery, for instance, which is expensive and which we use a great quantity of, the price, when the machinery came to the border, has been raised under our Canadian dumping clause from $600 to $1,000, and we have had to pay duty on that for any number of machines running into quite a large amount of money. That was what the dumping clause did for us. I think we all agree as regards the purpose of it, and I do not see much difference between that and the present legislation. We must not forget what the Americans did as regards, us. I have had experience in regard to shipping goods into the United States, and they have all this machinery for which the minister

is now trying to provide. It is said by speakers on the other side that it is impossible to carry out this legislation, to get at the values and to assess the duty. The people of the United States are doing it; they have no difficulty at all in doing it; they assess the value, and they hold up the goods until they get the value.

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May 23, 1921

Mr. LALOR:

I mean value.

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