May 19, 1930


Item agreed to. Customs tariff-59. Rye flour, per barrel: British preferential tariff, free; intermediate tariff, 45 cents; general tariff, 50 cents.


CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

What are the imports of this item?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

The imports were valued at $24,000, all of which came from the United States.

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CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

None from the United

Kingdom?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

It will be noted that the old spread between Great Britain and the United States was quite small, amounting to only 17 cents per barrel. Under the new tariff there will be a spread of 50 cents per barrel in favour of Great Britain.

Ways and Means-Customs Tariff

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LIB

John Gordon Ross

Liberal

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

What about the countervailing duties?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

They do not apply to this item.

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Item agreed to. Customs tariff-60. Wheat, per bushel: British preferential tariff, free; intermediate tariff, 12 cents; general tariff, 12 cents. Provided that, if any country imposes upon wheat produced in, and imported from, Canada rates of duty higher than are enumerated in this item, equivalent rates of duty shall be imposed upon wheat entering Canada from such country.


CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

Could we have the imports of this item?

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Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

It may seem absurd, but we imported last year from the United States wheat to the value of $729,000.

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CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

And $12 worth from Great Britain.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

It is absurd to have a tariff of 8 cents per bushel against wheat coming in from Great Britain, and that is the reason it is being put on the free list. The proposed United States tariff is 42 cents per bushel, and the countervailing provision will apply in this instance.

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John Franklin White

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE (London):

Is not some of this wheat ground in bond and exported?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

This item does not cover wheat flour; it is wheat which is subject to duty.

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John Franklin White

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE (London):

It might have been ground in Canada and then exported and the duty refunded.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Had it been treated in that fashion it would not appear as wheat *which had paid duty.

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John Livingstone Brown

Liberal Progressive

Mr. BROWN:

Did any wheat come in

which paid duty?

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Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

The importations last year were valued at $729,000.

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Milton Neil Campbell

Progressive

Mr. CAMPBELL:

Under the old tariff

this commodity was covered by two separate items. Under the one item, number 60, it came in free.

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Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

There was in the old

wheat item a countervailing provision. One would think, to hear some of the speeches on the budget, I had invented countervailing duties. The old item was:

Wheat flour and semolina when imported from a country which imposes a customs duty on wheat flour or semolina, manufactured in Canada, per barrel: 30 cents; 50 cents; 50 cents.

That was the tariff brought into effect, by the way, on June 6, 1919. That was a countervailing tariff.

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May 19, 1930