May 30, 1928

PRO

Milton Neil Campbell

Progressive

Mr. CAMPBELL:

I am glad to have the minister s explanation, because my information is that many magazines which would not come under the class stated by him are being subjected to duty.

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

No.

Supply-National Revenue

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PRO

Milton Neil Campbell

Progressive

Mr. CAMPBELL:

Tariff item 184, under which these magazines previously came in, reads:

Newspapers and quarterly, monthly, and semimonthly magazines, and weekly literature, papers unbound, tailors', milliners' and mantle makers' fashion plates, when imported in single copies, in sheet form, with magazines or trade journals-free.

Until August 18 last all these came in free, but then by this ruling of the customs board they were classified under tariff item 169, which reads:

Books, viz.; novels, or works of fiction or literature of a similar character, unbound or paper-bound or in sheets, but not to include Christmas annuals commonly known as juvenile or toy books: 15, 22J and 25 per cent.

I may say that Good Housekeeping, the Ladies Home Journal, Needlecraft, the Woman's Home Companion and the American and other very excellent magazines are now dutiable. That is my information. I have received a complaint from my constituency signed by a considerable number of people who find themselves affected by this ruling. It is pointed out to me that some of these magazines now cost them a dollar a year more than before, making the price unduly high.

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

The Ladies' Home Journal

and simlar magazines are not subject to duty. The magazines which come under the ruling are those published in the interests of some particular concern, which is really advertising its own product in the form of a magazine.

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PRO

Milton Neil Campbell

Progressive

Mr. CAMPBELL:

Am I to understand

that the duty should not apply to those magazines?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

Not to some mentioned by

my hon. friend, but I am not quite sure which. I have not a list of those magazines before me. If I had known the matter would come up I would have had the information at hand. Generally speaking, the magazines subject to duty are those the contents of which are designed for the purpose of advertising the product of some particular concern. I might suggest to my hon. friend that if he would come to the department he could get the information much more readily than he can here, unless he desires to make a protest.

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PRO

Milton Neil Campbell

Progressive

Mr. CAMPBELL:

I wish to make a protest if these magazines are classified under item 169. The former item 184 is rather ambiguous.

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I am informed' that they are not so classified

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PRO

Milton Neil Campbell

Progressive

Mr. CAMPBELL:

If the duty has been levied in some of these cases and if we can prove that to the officers it will be adjusted?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

If any mistakes have been made they will be adjusted.

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CON

Thomas Cantley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CANTLEY:

Will the minister tell us who the present collector of customs is in New Glasgow?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

There has been no change. The collector is Stanley MaoCurdy.

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CON

Thomas Cantley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. OANTLEY:

Is it not intended to make any change? I understand the gentleman is over seventy, and has been retired; at least it was proposed to retire him a year ago. Will the minister give us the facts?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I understand he is seventy and a report has been called for as to whether he should be continued. I am sorry I have not the information 'but I will get it.

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CON

Thomas Cantley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CANTLEY:

Whiat is the custom in regard to the age limit?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

Ordinarily officers are retired at the age of seventy. In many cases however, if the men are peculiarly fitted to continue in work, we extend the time from year to year. There is no absolute rule in the matter but they must retire at seventy-five.

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CON

Thomas Cantley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. OANTLEY:

I do not know any reason why he is not fitted to continue.

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I do not know that I should convey to the hon. gentleman mere impressions held by the commissioner, but the commissioner tells me it is his impression, that steps have already been taken to 'continue his services another year. That is not absolute; it is merely an impression.

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CON

Thomas Cantley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. OANTLEY:

I understand locally,

judging from reports I see in the press, that the opinion is that Mr. MaioCurdy would have been retired normally in July last year but his term was extended six months and then extended another six months.

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

It was extended' a year.

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May 30, 1928