February 24, 1930

LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Where was the harm if there was nothing in it?

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I will tell the Minister of Justice what the harm was, if I may interrupt. The harm was that in western Canada the newspaper reports were being believed, and the farmers were hardening their attitude towards the purchase of British goods on which they had previously asked an increased preference up to 50 per cent.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Canada did not suffer any harm.

The Address-Mr. Mackenzie King

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE ICING:

The statement, as I understand, originated in this country and was cabled across as a matter of fact. Is that not so?

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I am unable to answer that question; I do not know.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I understand

the story originated in a Tory paper in Toronto and was cabled to the old country and spread about there, and now we are being chastised-

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

The right hon. gentleman surely is bound to give his authority for that statement. I would like to know, because I really do not know. I understood the story was carried by the Canadian Press.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE ICING:

I have very

good grounds for believing that to be true, and I understand that the Canadian Press made an apology.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

But the Canadian Press

is not a Tory paper.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

They were

quoting from a Tory paper.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

What was the paper?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I think my hon. friend can find the papers if he looks for them, and I will tel'l my hon. friend one thing for which I can vouch: I received a communication from the High Commissioner's office announcing that a sensational despatch had appeared in the London Times, sent by its correspondent from here, which was more or less upsetting the feeling in Great Britain, and they wanted to know whether or not this despatch was correct- It was a icopy of something that had appeared in one of the Canadian papers here, but any one in Canada would have known

any one who had taken care to exercise careful supervision in the matter-that the report never should have been sent across to the old country. It was immediately corrected by the High Commissioner's office, and corrected in the papers in the old country. That is the kind of propaganda that does mischief in the old world.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

What is the Tory paper? -that is what I want to know Was it the Toronto Star?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

May I now

pass to another subject? The next subject my hon. friend (Mr. Bennett) dealt with was the question of treaties. He said France had put up her duties notwithstanding the fact that we had a treaty with France which assured us a minimum; that Germany had

put up her duties notwithstanding the fact that we had a treaty with her, and that Italy had done the same.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Italy, not Germany.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

But my hon. friend said Germany.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I said that Germany

had raised its discriminating tariff, but that is not a treaty.

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

My hon. friend brought in a reference to Germany, to the effect that we had a treaty with Germany.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

No, a discrimination of six cents a bushel against Canadian wheat in favour of American wheat, but Italy and France had treaties.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Let us dispose of Germany first. Does my hon. friend contend that there is a discriminatory rate?

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February 24, 1930