The Press: Canada's Barrier

The Canadian Government's tariff schedule against U. S. periodicals, viewed with alarm by U. S. publishers and Canadian newsdealers (TIME, June 15), was made even more stringent last week by Premier Richard Bedford Bennett. The original plan, to be effective Sept. 1, imposed a duty of 15¢ per Ib. on all periodicals other than educational, scientific or religious. The new schedule admits the exempt classification if they contain 20% or less of advertising. Magazines with more than 20% advertising must pay 2¢ tax per copy; over 30%, 5¢ per copy. Nearly all...

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