May 19, 1909

LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

It is a local tax which is authorized by the Dominion government but is collected by local officials for local purposes.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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CON

Adam Brown Crosby

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROSBY.

Does the Yukon Council have its officials at the border to collect this tax of 50 cents on every gallon of this liquor?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Yes.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

It is not collected by the custom officials?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

It may be that the custom officials act for the local government; that is, it might be possible that they do not duplicate the actual men at the border. But the collection is on behalf of the local government and will be paid over by the officials who collect it, whether they happen to be custom officers or others.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Who is at the cost of collecting?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

The local government.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Then, this local government has the supervision of every gallon of this liquor which goes over the border?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Certainly.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

They can refuse its entrance unless it pays an extra tax of 50 cents a gallon. They can hold it up at that point. They put on the tax and get the use of the proceeds?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

That is all.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Then, take the case of liquor imported from, say, France or Germany, or liquor from the province of Ontario, whether of domestic manufacture or imported. That beer goes up to the border of the Yukon, an official meets it at the border and puts a tax of 50 cents upon it, no matter whether it is Labatt's beer or German beer?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

No; in the case of beer, it is only beer that is imported into Canada, that has not paid the Canadian excise duties, on which this extra duty is imposed. But, in the case of spirituous liquors, upon which there is a similar tax of $2 a gallon, which has been in operation since 1904, even if they are of domestic production and have paid the Canadian excise duty, they must pay the extra tax.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Well, take the case of spirituous liquors imported by an Ontario or Quebec firm which is sent on to fill an order in Dawson. The Yukon official meets it and puts on a duty of $2 a gallon. He taxes it the same as if it were an importation direct to the Yukon from a foreign country?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Yes. That is the case in regard to spirituous liquors. But under the order we have now under consideration only malt liquors are affected.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Well, if malt liquor is imported by a Montreal or Toronto firm, entered and the duty paid, and 'later it is sent to fill an order in Dawson, does that come under this tax of 50 cents a gallon additional?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

No. It is provided that this shall apply to porter, beer and ale imported into the territory but that such tax shall only apply to foreign products and not to Canadian or British products.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Very well; if it is imported from Germany by a house in Toronto or Montreal and is put into their stock and afterwards is sent to fill an order in Dawson, it pays?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Yes.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

But if it is a Canadian or British product, it does not pay?

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
Subtopic:   YUKON ORDINANCES.
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May 19, 1909