April 8, 1914 (12th Parliament, 3rd Session)


William Foster Cockshutt

Conservative (1867-1942)


My hon. friend knows to what place good intentions pave the way. If my hon. friend had only carried out his intentions he would have omitted a lot of stuff that he has put on ' Hansard,' which will rise in judgment and condemn him in this generation. That is only one illustration, and I could quote several more. He did the very same thing in regard to wheat. It is not a mistake on his part; he goes into it with his eyes open. He says the western farmer pays the duty on the wheat that he sends to the United States, and then he turns round and tells us that it is the consumer in this country who pays the duty. My hon. friend had better decide where he is at before he speaks on these questions. He cannot make the consumer on the one hand and the exporter on the other pay the duty just as it suits his case.

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