William Rees BROCK

BROCK, William Rees

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Toronto Centre (Ontario)
Birth Date
February 14, 1836
Deceased Date
November 1, 1917
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Rees_Brock
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=94be4e10-39c3-40c5-a2fd-66bb4c8d2ae3&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman

Parliamentary Career

November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Toronto Centre (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 118)


August 8, 1904

Mr. BROOK.

You were speaking of a general reduction.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-TARIFF COMMIS SION.
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August 8, 1904

Mr. BROCK.

A reduction of something like one-quarter of one per cent.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-TARIFF COMMIS SION.
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August 8, 1904

Mr. BROCK.

There are various ways of selling in the United States. A manufacturer sells goods to the wholesale trade at one price, and to the retail trade at another price. Probably they will sell three times as much to the retail as to the wholesale trade. The large departmental stores in the United States buy at one price and a large wholesale jobber in New York at another price, perhaps the wholesale jobber will get a special discount of 10 per cent. I go to the United States and buy from the manufacturer at a certain price. A large firm in New York will buy two days later and get a special discount of 10 per cent. But they make the market value in the United States without the discount. On which am I to pay duty ?

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August 8, 1904

Mr. BROCK.

If there was one particular item, besides poisons, to which I would apply a prohibitive tariff, I think it would be to these very blankets. I think, from what I have seen of them, that the importation must be more like $500,000 than $93,000, because almost every dealer has them.

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August 8, 1904

Mr. BROCK.

Probably this might meet the difficulty :

The expression ' export price ' or ' selling price ' herein shall be held to mean and include the exporters' price for the goods, exclusive of all charges thereon after their shipment.

I suppose the discount would be looked on as a charge after the selling of the goods.

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