Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)
My hon. friend will permit me? He will at least do me the justice, I am sure, of admitting that I stated in the budget address that I proposed making free some fifty items in connection with which the trade with Great Britain had been and probably would be ineffective, because I regarded it as an absolute absurdity to have a tariff against Great Britain on hay and straw, or, for instance, on natural gas piped into the country. The purpose was just to eliminate that absurdity.
Subtopic: CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE