Mr. FANSHER (Lambton):
He may be a little leery about putting his pliers into it. Why should the country not expect that in this second budget the Libera! party would come forward and fulfil its pledges? The country is looking for that and member after member from Ontario was returned on the strength of the Robb budget. The government were taken at their word and the country expects them to fulfil their pledge. It is because I believe in the principles enunciated in my party's platform and because I want to see them brought into effect that I speak as I do to-day. I desire to place myself unmistakably on record in this matter. I desire, therefore, to move as a sub-amendment, seconded by the hon. member for Rosetown (Mr. Evans):
That all the words after the word "regrets" m the amendment be struck out and the following substituted therefor:
"That the government proposes further reductions in the income tax, thus making a serious departure from the principle of direct taxation: that the proposed revision of the customs tariff is inadequate to bring effective relief to the consuming public; and that the sales tax on the necessaries of life has not been eliminated."
Subtopic: DEBATE ON ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF MINISTER OF FINANCE