Pierre-Ernest BOIVIN

BOIVIN, Pierre-Ernest

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Shefford (Quebec)
Birth Date
June 24, 1872
Deceased Date
December 26, 1938
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre-Ernest_Boivin
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=73d14357-c4f5-4edc-b0a7-95355fae5e26&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman

Parliamentary Career

September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Shefford (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 5)


May 28, 1930

Mr. BOIVIN:

I was paired with the hon. member for Toronto West Centre (Mr. Hocken). Had I voted I would have voted against the amendment.

Topic:   BOUNTY ON COAL
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May 27, 1930

Mr. BOIVIN:

I would ask the minister

that this item be dropped altogether, for several reasons. First, we want these goods made in Canada; we want Canadian-born babies to ride in Canadian-made baby carriages. That is one reason. The second reason is that we have about a dozen concerns in Canada with an investment of $1,125,000 in this industry, and they are employing at least 500 people with an annual wage roll of $600,000. I see no reason why these concerns should be destroyed. They aTe legitimate companies, well equipped with up to date machinery, there is no water in their stock, and they are managed by good business men. Under the existing tariff of 22J, 30 and 35 per cent we find that more goods were brought into Canada from the United States in 1929 than in 1928. Consequently there seems no reason why the tariff on this item should be reduced on American made goods from 35 to 30 per cent. What do we owe the Americans? Why should we open our doors to let them bring in their goods here to compete with our legitimate manufacturers? Most farmers do not buy baby carriages they have no sidewalks to use them on; it is mostly city people that buy them; so I do not think the farmers are very much interested in this item and to reduce the tariff will not do them very much good1. I have two of these industries in my constituency and I know they need this protection. Therefore I request the minister to drop the item and leave the duty as it was.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT
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May 23, 1930

Mr. BOIVIN:

I have received some communications from manufacturers which I would like to submit to the minister.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT
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May 21, 1930

Mr. BOIVIN:

But there are several items under that heading.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT
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May 21, 1930

Mr. BOIVIN:

What tariff item is that?

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT
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