February 24, 1915

LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

Has my hon. friend paid any pension list?

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CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE:

No, but I am afraid we will have to.

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LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

What I object to is that my hon. friend tries to make the people believe that these taxes are for the war, whereas they are not for the war at all.

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CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE:

They are.

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LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

I did not want to take

the time of the House to read my hon. friend's remarks, but I am afraid that I shall be obliged to. He is reported to have said-

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John William Bell

Mr. MACD ON ELL:

What about the wai tax legislation of the United States? There is no war at all.

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LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

I am delighted that the hon. member for South Toronto (Mr. Mac-donell) has asked me that question, Because it is a matter I had in my mind and I perhaps would have forgotten it if he had not mentioned it. My hon. friend brought that matter up last night. Did the United States put on an extra duty to raise that tax?

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CON
LIB
CON

Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL:

They put it on a

very great number of articles. The list is quite as comprehensive as the list in the resolution before this House, and it contains additional matters, but the items that are taxed in our resolution are almost all included in the American Bill.

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LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

Not tariff taxation at all.

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CON
LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

No, my hon. friend (Mr. Macdonell) is mistaken in that. The United States, on account of the falling revenue, put direct taxes largely on the line of the direct taxes suggested by the Minister of Finance.

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Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL:

And a stamp tax, too.

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LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

A stamp tax, certainly, but they did not raise the tariff.

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Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL:

I did not say that

they did raise the tariff.

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CON

Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL:

No, I never said so

and do not intend to say so to-night.

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LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

That is just exactly what I wanted to tell my hon. friend that the United States put on direct taxes, a stamp tax, a tax on railway and steamship tickets, just along the line followed by the Minister of Finance, but every dollar that the United States levies goes direct into the treasury, whereas, as a result of what my hon. friend is doing in making a horizontal increase in the tariff, $1 goes into the treasury and from $4 to $5 into the pockets of the manufacturers. That suits the hon. member for South Toronto. He represents a constituency where they are all manufacturers and where there are no farmers. I do not object to him being pleased; I think he has got his way. The manufacturers have made this tariff or they might have made it. They could not have made it any better for themselves. I doubt if they made it, because if they had made it they never would have raised it as high.

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An hon. MEMBER:

They would not have had the nerve.

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February 24, 1915