March 9, 1915

CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN:

So much that the legislature of the hon. gentleman's own province was compelled, according to what I have read, to place a war tax upon the province, He shakes his head. Well, I propose to take the word of the provincial premier to the effect that, following the example of Ontario, he is introducing a war tax. What would that mean? I would ask my hon. friend.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. MACLEAN:

The hon. gentleman is

quite right in saying that a new revenue Bill has been introduced, but I do not admit that it is made necessary by the war. There was a loss of revenue prior to the declaration of war, and I think that the Nova Scotia Steel Company has been busier since the outbreak of war than before.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN:

Does the hon. gentleman

suggest that the war has helped trade in Nova Scotia?

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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LIB

John Howard Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR:

There is not the slightest doubt that the large orders received for war materials have greatly helped the position of the Nova Scotia Steel Company and that that company is in a better position than when the war broke out.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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CON
LIB
CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN:

Boilers, radiators, and

steam-heating goods.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. MACLEAN:

I am told that the manufacturers of fertilizers have increased their prices since the introduction of the new tariff.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN:

Will the hon. gentleman give us his authority?

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. MACLEAN:

I do not speak by authority, but I think the information is pretty reliable.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN:

I am afraid it would please my hon. friend if they did increase prices. His colleague from the city of St. John (Mr. Pugsley) seemed to be particularly anxious on the fertilizer question.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

The hon. gentleman will find that the farmers are anxious too.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN:

It is the only specific article the hon. gentleman dealt with. He looked into the Budget very closely, and is very conversant with it, yet the best he could do was to attempt to prove that fertilizers should be on the free list. For my part, I say these fertilizers can be and will be manufactured in Canada. That is the answer. And I would ask the hon. gentleman whether he would rather have them imported from the United States and Germany, or would he rather have them made, in Canada?

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

As the hon. gentleman has had the courtesy to ask me a question,

I would point out to him that in the manufacture of fertilizers it is very important to get the raw material. You want nitrates, you want potash, you want phosphates-

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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LIB
LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

It is hardly worthy of the hon. member for Frontenac (Mr. Edwards) to introduce into such a discussion as this remarks which have no bearing upon the subject. My hon. friend from Peel will bear in mind that nitrates, potash, phosphates and other ingredients of fertilizers were all on the free list until this Budget was introduced. If they are to be made in Canada, you must have the natural elements in order to compound them.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN:

I understand some have been imported from Germany.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

Potash from Germany and nitrates from Chile.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

Are you going to make the potash in Canada ?

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN:

If the friends of my hon. friend had thieir way we would not manufacture very much in Canada.

Topic:   THE BUDGET.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED WAR TAXATION.
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March 9, 1915