Herbert Meredith MARLER

MARLER, The Hon. Sir Herbert Meredith, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
St. Lawrence--St. George (Quebec)
Birth Date
March 7, 1876
Deceased Date
January 31, 1940
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Meredith_Marler
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d532de86-ad09-46e3-a8c4-9e590cdd3f60&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
notary

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  St. Lawrence--St. George (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 236)


June 22, 1925

Mr. MARLER:

For the fiscal years ending 1871, 1872, 1881, 1882, 1891, 1892, 1901, 1902, 1911, 1912, 1921, 1922 what was:-

(a) The population at the end of each year?

Cb) The net consolidated debt at the beginning of the year, the interest on the debts including charges of management, discount and exchange in each year, the total ordinary expenditure, the capital expenditure, special expenditure exclusive of demobilization, and war expenditure, the whole in each year?

(c) What was the total expenditure in each year?

(d) What was the net consolidated debt at the end of each year?

[Mr. Lapointe.}

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POPULATION, EXPENDITURE AND DEBT OF CANADA
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June 22, 1925

Mr. MARLER:

Not in any way. As has been quite properly said to-day, how are we going to utilize our water-powers for the manufacture of our forest products unless we are able to export those products in a reasonable way? Further than that, in extending our exports of pulp and paper there will be this distinct advantage, that the companies engaged in their manufacture will earn more money and consequently will pay more taxes into the treasury, and in addition afford greater freight for our railways and shipping. It does seem to me that in viewing this treaty we have to look at what are its disadvantages and what its advantages to Canada. I have stated one distinct and known advantage which will accrue to the pulp and paper manufacturing industry of the Dominion. I cannot see that any other industry will be injured by the advantage to be gained by the pulp and paper industry.

Topic:   AUSTRALIAN TREATY
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June 22, 1925

Mr. MARLER:

Let us be fair, let us discuss the proposed Australian treaty. There is no reason, so far as I know, why Australia should not compete with us in certain ol these commodities. But, on the other hand, there are distinct advantages to Canada under this treaty in that a market can be found in Australia for a great deal of our pulp and paper. The duty against us at the present time is $15 a ton. At one time it was considerably less, but when Australia increased it to the present figure, our exports to that country dropped from 29,400 tons to only 2,000 tons. The exportation of pulp and paper to Australia, I am frank to say, mean? a largely extended and growing market and will be distinctly advantageous to our manufacturers of those commodities. But I ask hon. gentlemen across the floor, how in any woy will the extension of that market be disadvantageous

Australian Treaty

to agriculture? There is no possible reason why it should be.

Topic:   AUSTRALIAN TREATY
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June 22, 1925

Mr. MARLER:

Yes.

Topic:   AUSTRALIAN TREATY
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June 22, 1925

Mr. MARLER:

My bon. friend surely does not expect me to enter into an argument on the tariff?

Topic:   AUSTRALIAN TREATY
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