May 25, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

William Cameron Edwards

Liberal

Mr. EDWARDS:

Or, in the alternative, we should place a duty on oleomargarine at least equal to the duty which is now imposed on butter coming into the country. That is the course I would take if this article were allowed to come into the country. Considering the large amount of money invested in the dairy industry, the importance of that industry to the Dominion, the number of people directly interested in it, and other reasons which could be advanced, in my judgment this is not an opportune time to place on the statute book of the country an Act which would allow the importation and manufacture of oleomargarine for all time to come. To be consistent with the course I have taken on previous occasions, and also with my own conscientious views in this matter, which have not changed a particle, I must express my opposition to the measure, and, in fact, to the whole principle of allowing oleomargarine into this country at the present time, or permitting its manufacture here.

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