May 21, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)


Richard Burpee Hanson (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)


I said "two and a quarter cents per kilogram"-is subjected to a new internal tax of fifteen cents per kilogram-about seven cents per pound-making the combined duties eight cents per pound. There has also been an increase in the total duties on potatoes from 55 cents to $1.38 per bushel, and an increased duty on onions from 91 cents to S2.27 per 100 pounds. The department received strong representations from exporters in the maritime provinces, and a communication was addressed to the British minister at Santo Domingo with the request that efforts should be made to secure relief from the burdensome duties imposed on those products which Canada has chiefly been exporting to Santo Domingo. We are still awaiting a reply to these representations.
Santo Domingo Tariff

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