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


James Dew Chaplin

Conservative (1867-1942)


It may be a long time, but I venture this prediction: whether or not we are in power, this government will abandon that treaty because it is no good and never was any good. It is a detriment to the trade of this country. If the Minister of Finance did not receive the assistance of the Minister of Justice in preparing these schedules, he must have thought that it would be a good scheme to try.
Beginning with item 04 of the French treaty, and continuing down that page to item 073, and from item 074 down to item 0247, and then on the following page from item 0248 down to item 0379, one is able to see the variety of items included in this treaty. This list includes a number of names made up of a
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number of letters, many of which are unpronounceable. I intend to spell out some of them, but I will not attempt to pronounce them, and I do not think the Minister of Justice could pronounce them. Item 0246 is d-i-e-t-h-y-s-u-l-p-h-o-n-a-d-i-m-e-t-h-y-l-m-e-t-h-a-n-e. I am told that that article is really a sleeping powder. I heard it said the other day that because chloroform was allowed to enter this country free of duty, probably the government has used some of it upon certain of the outside members in order to prevent them from doing anything in regard to this particular tariff. If they do not find the chloroform effective, I would suggest they use this, because it can be brought in by the carload and the Minister of Justice can get it for them.

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