brought it to my mind was the excellent information given the house this afternoon by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Dunning). I should not wish one word of mine to detract from the laudable objective behind the resolution before the house, but I do feel that there is a correlative problem which any government should consider and with respect to which it should act concurrently, in dealing with any housing problem. I refer to the matter mentioned this afternoon by the hon. member for Jacques-Cartier (Mr. Mallette) who gave expression to an idea which I had in mind.
Frequently in the house I have heard reference to the forgotten man. Usually, when that expression is used, we refer to the taxpayer. I have frequently thought, however, that if there is one man who is more forgotten than all other forgotten men, it is the home
owner who has been burdened by direct municipal taxation, as outlined by the Minister of Finance this afternoon.
Subtopic: HOUSING POLICY
Sub-subtopic: ELIMINATION OF SLUM CONDITIONS AND PROVISIONS FOR OVERCOMING SHORTAGE OF DWELLINGS