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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta 'WEDNESDAY, JUNK 2, 1920 THE DAILY HERALD PAGE Hansard Report of W. A. Buchanan's Budget Speech Bolo'w Is the Hansard report ot the (peach o! A, Buchanan, M.P., for tatlibrldco In the budget debate Mr. Speaker, It It Is not oul ot place, might permitted to observe 1 think I am voicing tha opin- ion ol ton. members ou ttits'side ot Ihere hits teen a dis- tinct addition to ths debating talout ot this Houso by reason ot tie elec- :ilon (or the constituency ot Ft- ot the gentleman who has just spoken (Mr. 1 do not think thai 1 can say that everybody agrees all that he has but 1 de- Bire lo make these remarks, because uiy hon. Mend and myself have, been companions la arms In- the pact and 1 have' a very friendly feeling towards him and I kaow that if he ever jame Sato this Housed he would to hold his own in debate. I deal] pay this tribute tonight before menclng to make the remarks 1 tend to offer on the Budget. First ot all. Tarn going to this tribute to the Minister ot finance (Sir Henry that he was at least heroic and courageous In the Budget which, he introduced, and cm not going to otter any serious ob- jections to his taxation proposals, he- cause I ap one who, I .think, during {he time I1 have been In this-Boise, has consistently advocated the re- raoval Ot certain forms ot taxation But I realized all along that if I ad vocatetl those things and they came about, we had to Introduce anpthe' form of.laxatlon, and that form of tar ation-had to he direct, t might crit: else expenditure that bajs'be made this ehdVtli' previous Government' 'jl that this Government Is_hot, practlsln economy as-it 'should it hut 1-realize this'fact that Canada to day has very hea.vy. financial pbliga lions, and it, is the duty of Canada t meet those obligations, and of this Parliament in.somo. form other lo-adopt means of taxation tha will raise money to tiiat During Die 'war.: I' think we shoul have .imposed gfeater: taxation, iipo. the people, because 1 feel that man that we're he ter able'to pay taxes to this counlr titan some of them are at the presei time, If we had' done that, >'e' might have be6u able to lace the period after the commencement ot peace with a much smaller debt than vre-haVo'nqw. At any rate these proposal5 have been made for the purpose of -meeting our financial obligations, and as long ;'as the money that la raised by. this taxa- tion goes toward that purpose, I am prepared to support that taxation, though: I imiat 'confess that I-agree with Eodio of' the'criticisms': which' have been offered, that in some in: stances, at any rate, these proposals do not hit at luxuries but at actual necessities. But. where these taxed hit at actual luxuries, I am in favor of them, and am prepared to defend them. All of us, I suppose, cry for econ- omy in'Jbe administration of the af- fairs oft'lho country, hut I find that most lit us contradict ourselves by frequency placing before the Govern ment claims for the expenditure ol It Is our duty at this time ol demand only absolutely necessary ex penditure upon those things that he helpful to the development of this wo should refrain-from me. I be able to support he taxation proposals, but it has been nada clear to me during this debate hat whatever revision ot the tariff u. to ceuie is to i revision that IB olng to maintain protection! and be inclined, to say 'hat tha mod- rate protection that being advo- ated really means protection, eauw 1 have here .tha words ot the Minister ot Marine tod Fisheries (Mr. Sallaatyne) ID quoting the increased arllf In Australia. The inlnifiter made lla observation, quoting the terns That Trill serre to show what our later Dominion IB Australia ivldently believes la t policy ot mod- irate protection. And the items that the.niinlsler was Quoting In regard to Australia show- ed that Australia was increasing its ariff. Consequently, it .moderate pro- ectlon means au increase in the tariff, 1 cannot he la sympathy with moderate protection. I do not think his Government looks to a mau to support them through thick end thin on every policy ihey introduce. I was not elected to this House under any such consideration. Wheu 1 appealed :o the people of iny constituency In 1917, 5 told ,them tbat 1 was standing !or a war 'policy and a war Govern- ment; and wfien I.was asked where on Irrigated lind. This particular machine, an alfalfa grinder, valued at about I found, to a duty of 20 per cent., or nearly }8W. That was a Us ou what I would call a productive implement necessary for the development of our resources In Western Canada. Briefly I feel, I indicated before, that whatever revision ot the tariff contemplated It to aloag the, llges. of protectlou. And when we speak ot moderate protection 1 would say that ft sufficient protection at least to satisfy tie industries ot this country, and I have not yet been con- 1 tu Cai flew that adequate pro- tection or moderate protection (or pro- tection's sake Is desirable la country. Consequently, under these cfrcunntances, I cannot commit my- self to a proposition Inconsistent with this attitude 1 have taken In this house from the beginning. 1 feel therefore It U my duty to go on record now as being in favor of a reduction of the tariff, and for that reason I intend to support the amendment of the hon. member (or Shefturne and Queen's (Mr. Fielding.) Before taking ray seat 1 would like to point out to the Government matter that I think IB worthy ot some attention, and again H Ja a case which conies from the section ot the country which J represent, ljut think it Is important to the whol' country. Wo are very anxious to-de- velop our export trade ond I think I should be the business of this Goy am not complaining tha they are not pursuing this I stood on the tariff, I told them that I stood -where 'I 'bad always stood, namely, of a low tariff and I did not intend to vary my position la that regard, but. that I did not think Uie tariff 'shouldl'be-any consideration during .was my inten- tion to' support "Union Government. And I did tu'dnrug the period of war. But as I speaking cri the Ad- dress at the opening of.-this session, I foil thai as regards the tariff' and other domestic, policies, I was froo to-act-in-the-way- thftt-I considered to be in the best interests of the coun- try and in accord -with the course I had always followed qn this particular question. Coming to widen our markets all over tho world and wherever we can get a footing in a new market we should get It, and get it as soon as possible. I fee that on the Pacific we hare oppor (unities for the development of great deal ot (rade with Canada it w only keep our eyes open and get afte that trade. Wo did have a trade in flour -with Hong Kong, and I think i is worth mentioning thai, one mill alone in the city where I five ex- ported In 1912 to Hong Kong and Shanghai bags of in 1913, bags of flour and in 1914, it by reason of an order ot the Wheat Board. The Wheat Board says t will only issue a. permit to ship to Hong Kong w receipt of a regular ppllcatlen accompanied by a heque for (3 a" birrel refund to tho xmrd. The millers' claim (hat the 13 ajtirrel rotund demand practically teeps them out Of that Oriental mar- iot. H may surprise the House to how much'flour has been ship- ped from Australia to Hong Kong and The Importer who writes :hls letter ID the correspondence that has submitted to me sayi that practically all this market Is open to and could be tued ty Canada at the present time. lie nays: In uptta of all the difficulties, shipping .and so forth, this market ;the Hoog Kong market) Imported UOO.OOO ot AuBtraliau flour last and will probably continue im- largo quantities. What I want to point ont Is this: Seemingly from this order ot our Wheat Board we are unable to ship Hour to Hoag Kong in competition with 'plher countries and we are los- ing a market wo formerly had. Now lam not in a position to condemn off- band the Wheat Board. Tliero la a great difference ot opinion as to the "Ti'eJRt Board. I am not a farmer or a miller, but H seems to me that In this cash that particular policy U not Ini'Uie Interests of the milting trade pf Canada any more than It Is ID the interests of tho export trade of Can- ada, and this situation should be remedied if we want to build up with the: Pacific countries a large export trade; I hare attempted to outline as brief- ly as possible my views on the Budget I might eay. again that 1 am merely 'attempting to be.consistent with the course that I have always taken on the tariff. I have noticed during this debate that there has been some cri- ticism of other hon. members for their lack of consistency. Well, I may bo inconsistent on some other ques- tions, put on the tariff I think 1 can claim I have always been consistent, it merely to bo consistent, and Lent CMtnnty scientific leiix U It tieOly lie rifU In oil- The "New Perfeciion" Stove b in one, two, three -and four burner sires. Ask your dealer for a demonstration ol the Long Blue Chimncyi or write for Ntw Perfection booklet. Made in Canada TIIE PERFECTION STOVE COMPANY LIMITED HOME OnICI AND SARNIA ONTARIO; I Stone in the s ud Bladder Kidney lie direct twult of fiap-tred or At the first cng- [Cition of pain in the betiin the region ot me At oacc pto- tbcx ol the far more painful fi dangerous- from IfiC secrtUou ol iloneaand Send for a free pl- of Gin PHlx.orgeL box frons r Jruggln cr dcatcr, he. Influenced to support protection if it was for that purpose; but -when I find that the industries of this coun- try have been-in the Infants' Home practically from 1S78 until! the present time, I reach the conclusion that the industries never pass Uio Infantile stage, they-are in that atajto always. Now 1 do feel this, that our Industries In .this country should be Tvell enough organized.and should be able to put by sufficient reserves, after a period of protection, In order to face outside competition. They should not expect protection for all to come, and I think the time is ripe now to cut away a great deal of Uiat prelection. In regard to the question of the evelopment of our natural resources nd their connection with the tariff, have urged this matter on previous ccasions, and 1 urge It again now, hat if by the removal of the tariff re can make the'implements ot pro- luctlon cheaper'and thereby encour-} ige tho development of our natural! esources we are doing something worth while tor this country. It IB ho development ot our natural re- lources that wo desire at the prosenl imc because the development of those resources will enrich Canada and en- ablo It to meet Its pressing obliga- .ions. What do I find in tho province of Alberta? Men are going out, in- dividuals and companies, and spend- HE thousands and hundreds of thou- sands of dollars in an effort to find oil in that province. Bnt practically everything they use In the operations to discover oil Is taxed. Now I do not think in a case of that Hind, whoro there fa an attempt to develop our natural resources, and where If oil -was'found it would mean, millions of dollars to this country, that those implements should be more than the'Implements used by the far- ;ncrs who also are engaged in the development of pur natural resources I have a case in. point, a local one, which 1 should liko to give In this connection. In the section of Alberta from ivhlch I come many acres are devoted to the production of Alfalfa Kxcept for an exceptional year like last year when there was a shortage of feed throughout Western Canada I would say that there was a surplus ot alfalfa produced in that section and men who realize that with the development of irrigation there- is go ing to bu large Increase In Uio alfalfa nrfa are looking for some oilier purpose t6viisBirthat nlfaifn. prising goh.tlfemAn in my coiislllu decided Tit .would go into the alfalfa milling littljiucss In order, to pfi a meal that could be fur Mock feeding, lie wrote to ino li llml nut whether he coi'ild get a cer lain machine for that particular pur pose into Canada tree of duty. It wa it machine that was not produced h .Canada anrt.-waS'for tlic purpose o one of own nn making It profilahlc. and Uio ot the alfalfa ForEvery Gar. Every Purpose EveryProybce intheDominion yon motor you find Imperial Pofarint, the preferred motor oil. The same uniform grades are on sale in every city, town and village, from coast to coast. Consider the relation of to Diproiolim. What is the greatest expense in the operation of your Depreciation 1 What ts the feast expense? Lubrication I AndVctzooi lubrication reduces depredation. Your greatest expense is determined by Bmilkst. What do you save by buying an inferior a few cents per gailon! What do you save by buying Imperial Polarinc? doltofs More than 62% of Canadian motonstB entirely upon Imperial Polarinc for lubrication it is the lubricant Modi saves Imperial Po brine provides a friction reducing oil film owr every wcarinu surface. It saves friction wear. It reduces vibration wear. It eliminates carbon trouble. H docs avay with lay-ups and repair bills. It makes your motor run smoothly and'effici- cntly. In a Imperial Polarinc. "motes a food far baler." Imperial I'oUrinft ororidcs a ptslon-to-cylEndcr seal wbrch con- centrates the fuR forte of the explosion behind the piston and gels more power from gasoline. It thus reduces fuel costs. Three grades for cylinder lubrication. (or the Imperial Polarinc Chart of Recommendations when you buy ft shows which of the three grades described below is best suited to your car. Sold in onc-eallori ami four-gallon scaled cans, ftecl Iccfs, haTf-barrcIs and bands, by dealers c IMPERIAL POLARTNE IMPERIAL POLARINE HEAVT bcij) IMPERIAL POURINE A (Ei GRADE StKCiALLY SUITED TO YOUR MOTOR ;