June 15, 1920

CON

Henry Lumley Drayton (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

1 do not think the hon. member has seen the amendment, He will find it at page 3447 of Hansard. We exempt baseball bats and baseballs up to $1.25.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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Archibald Blake McCoig

Laurier Liberal

Mr. McCOIG:

You cannot buy any kind of decent baseball for $1.25.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

The dealers inform me that you can.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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Archibald Blake McCoig

Laurier Liberal

Mr. McCOIG:

You cannot buy a good baseball for less than $2.50.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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Jacques Bureau

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

A baseball costing less than that would not be used by a child' of ten.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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Henri Sévérin Béland

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BELAND:

You cannot get a baseball with any good trade mark for $1.25

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I do not suppose that there is any class of people who are more keenly anxious to get away from taxation than the people who are in the business. I have been besieged by deputations night and day and deluged with telegrams from every part of the country, and on cross-examining these gentlemen

I find that the articles here referred to are sold at as cheap a price as is mentioned.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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Edmund William Tobin

Laurier Liberal

Mr. TOBIN:

At that price they are of no practical use.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I am informed that they are good enough for young people's games. Of course, they would not be suitable for a league game.

Mr. -BUREAU: You have to pay $2.50 and $3.

Mr. MeMASTER: There are a few articles in this list swhich might bear taxation, such as golf bags and clubs and billiard and pool tables. I would suggest that they might possibly be put under the tax of 10 per cent, the same as boats, yachts, canoes, etc. These things are used by people of more mature years who have ample pockets. I urge very strongly the advisability of wiping out the item as it is in respect of juvenile sport which should be encouraged and not taxed. I am somewhat surprised that the minister cannot see the matter in the light in which I, and also a very large number of the members of the House, see it.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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Georges Henri Boivin (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Laurier Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

Shall the item as amended- carry?

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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UNION

William Stewart Loggie

Unionist

Mr. DOGGIE:

Before the item carries. Regarding snowshoes, I would like to remind the minister that snowshoes are used by lumbermen in a very large way, and I wonder if it is the intention to relieve them from the tax.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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Jacques Bureau

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

Snowshoes are used by the cruisers only.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Snowshoes, as a matter of fact, are used in a business way very much more than they .are used in a sporting way. I have no. objection to the snowshoes being struck out.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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Jacques Bureau

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

Will the minister increase the amount of exemption in the case of lacrosse sticks and baseball bats for the youngsters.

Sir HENRY DiRAYTQN: I wonder what hon. gentlemen will say as to the value of lacrosse sticks at $1.50. I used to get very good ones at seventy-five cents.myself.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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Jacques Bureau

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

I got them for thirty-five cents fifty years ago.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Well, what do hon. members says?

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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Peter H. McKenzie

Mr. McKENZTE:

All through the items there seems to be an intention to give one

the option of buying a cheaper article and getting it free o.f tax, or buying a dear article and paying the tax. I wish somebody would suggest how you can get a fishing rod and reel for fifty cents; I never heard of such a thing. No person can buy a decent fishing rod and reel for less than $7 or $8. ,

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

There is no

doubt we intend every one to pay a tax on a fishing rod and reel. As to baseball bats I would point out that if prices are as bad as hon. gentlemen say they are they are entirely too high and should come down. I think this tax is going to help to bring prices down. 1 have no objection, if the committee desire it, to make the figure, in the case of baseball bats and baseballs $1.50 in place of $1.25.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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Edmund William Tobin

Laurier Liberal

Mr. TOBIN:

You cannot get any for

$1.50, make it $3. .

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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Jacques Bureau

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

A $2 bat will not be used by any grown-up person. Those who will buy the cheaper goods are the boys who cannot afford the more expensive articles. If they were all the sons of rich men I would'say "tax them."

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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