May 20, 1930

CON

Grote Stirling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STIRLING:

Will the minister kindly say whether beans, green, have been altered in any way?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Beans, green, are exactly as they appear in the budget items.

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Amendment agreed to. Item as amended agreed to. Customs tariff-87(d). Cabbage: British preferential tariff, free; intermediate tariff, 274 per cent; general tariff, 30 per cent. Provided that when imported under the general tariff rate, the duty shall be not less thane one cent per pound.


LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

I move in amendment to insert the following after the word "rate" in line 3, "from June 15 to January 31 inclusive." The item will then read: Cabbage, provided that when imported under the general tariff rate from June 15 to January 31 inclusive, the duty shall be not less than one cent per pound. .

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CON

Peter McGibbon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. McGIBBON:

I think we all must

admire the ability of the minister and of the government to swallow themselves, to steal the policy of the party opposite, try to make it their own and get away with it in the country. If a farce has ever been enacted in any other legislature in the world that can equal this, I certainly have never heard of it. I think, Mr. Chairman, and I believe the country will be of the same opinion, that it is now time that the party that has written the prescriptions for the good of this country for so long should collect the fee, and we will do that after the next election.

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Amendment agreed to. Item as amended agreed to.



Ways and Means-Customs Tariff Customs tariff-87(e). Carrots and beets, n.o.p.: British preferential tariff, free; intermediate tariff, 274 per cent; general tariff, 30 per cent. Provided that when imported under the general tariff rate, the duty shall be not less than one cent per pound.


LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

I move that this item be amended by inserting after the word "rate" in line 3, the words "from June 1 to February 28 inclusive." The item will then read: Carrots and beets, n.o.p., provided that when imported under the general tariff rate from June 1 to February 28 inclusive, the duty shall be not less than one cent per pound.

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Amendment agreed to. Item as amended agreed to. Customs tariff-87(f). Cauliflower and eggplant: British preferential tariff, free; intermediate tariff, 274 per cent; general tariff, 30 per cent. Provided that when imported under the general tariff rate, the duty shall be not less than two cents per pound.


LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

I move to amend this item by adding after the word "rate" the words "from May 15 to October 31 inclusive." The item will then read: Cauliflower and eggplant, .provided that when imported under the general tariff rate from May 15 to October 31 inclusive, the duty shall be not less than two cents per pound.

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UFA

George Gibson Coote

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. COOTE:

Can the minister explain on what basis these tariff rates on vegetables have been set. Asparagus comes in at a rate of three cents per pound; Brussels sprouts, 4 cents per pound; cabbage, 1 cent per pound; carrots, 1 cent per pound; cauliflower, 2 cents per pound; celery, 2 cents per pound; cucumbers, 1 cent per pound; lettuce, free; parsley, 2 cents per pound; rhubard, 1 -cent per pound; spinach, 1 cent per pound; tomatoes, 2 cents per pound and watercress, 5 cents per pound. It is a little hard to understand why there is so much difference in the specific rate when the ad valorem tariff seems to be the same all the way through.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

There are just the same differences in value in vegetables as there are in cereals. Oats, for instance, differ in value per pound from wheat, and the same is true of all these vegetables. The manner in which these figures were arrived at was by arriving first at a fair average value for the year for the particular commodity, and then endeavouring to set a specific minimum in close proximity to what the existing ad valorem rate would produce.

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Amendment agreed to. Item as amended agreed to. Customs tariff-87(g). Celery: British preferential tariff, free; intermediate tariff, 274 per cent; general tariff, 30 per cent. Provided that when imported under the general tariff rate, the duty shall be not less than two cents per pound.


LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

I move to amend this item by inserting after the word "rate" the words "from July 1 to February 28 inclusive." [DOT]The item will then read: Celery, provided that when imported under the general tariff rate from July 1 to February 28 inclusive, the duty shall be not less than two oents per pound.

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CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

May I inquire what the imports are under this item?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Last year, $584,604, of which almost all came from the United States. We have got a nice little trade starting from West Indies. In the first four months of this year, from January to May 10, 4,668 crates of celery came in from the West Indies.

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CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

They came in free, I presume?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

No, but anything which came in following May 1st would come in free.

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CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

With respect to all these vegetables under item 87 from paragraph (a) to paragraph (p), I presume that none come in from the United Kingdom.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

No, not to any appreciable extent, but there is quite a quantity coming in from the West Indies. It is evident from the figures I have obtained that now there are properly equipped steamers on that route the possibilities of developing that business are considerable. For instance, last year, 9,679 crates of carrots came in from the West Indies, 14,000 odd crates of tomatoes, and 785 crates of celery. Notice also the quick jump for the first four months of this year, from January to May 10, when celery jumped to 4,668 crates.

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May 20, 1930