Oh, yes, it is a mystery.
I denied the statement of the hon. minister that -this budget would bring any trade to Great Britain. He referred especially to saw steel, and he told us that no one could deny that that item being in the British preference would bring trade to Great Britain. I know something about that business. Twenty years or more ago we purchased from Great Britain every pound of saw steel used in this country. For the last twenty years we have not followed that course. Why? In the first place, there are three or four American saw companies who have branch factories in Canada. The steel is manufactured by them in the United States and shipped to these factories. Does it seem reasonable that any one of those companies will buy British steel to manufacture saws in Canada, no matter what the duty may be.
Subtopic: THE BUDGET
Sub-subtopic: CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE