May 12, 1930 (16th Parliament, 4th Session)


James Dew Chaplin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. J. D. CHAPLIN (Lincoln):

Mr. Speaker, I do not intend to follow the remarks of the minister closely; having only forty minutes I have something to say in addition to what he has said already, but I do want to say that I do not understand how we can get a reduction of 15 cents on tea when the duty was only 7 cents and 10 cents. One of the largest tea dealers in Canada advertises reductions of 10 cents and 7 cents per pound, but there is no mention of a reduction of 15 cents. I would like to know how a duty of 7 cents can be magnified into one of 15 cents.

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