May 19, 1930 (16th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Section 11 reads:
If the President of the United States, under authority of the United States Tariff Act of 1922, determines to reduce the duties imposed by such act on the following articles, that is to say:-cattle; wheat; wheat flour; oats; barley; potatoes; onions; turnips; hay; fish as enumerated in paragraphs-
And then it gives the paragraphs.
-the governor in council may by order in council make such reductions of duties on such articles imported into Canada from the United States as may be deemed reasonable by way of compensation for such reductions on Canadian products imported into the United States.
That provision, which existed in our law since 1923, remains, but in addition we say
in the tariff that while our rate of duty on wheat with respect to the United States remains at twelve cents, there shall be a countervailing provision upward and we have in addition the provision to enable us to meet them in any reductions.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT
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