May 23, 1941

NAT

Grote Stirling

National Government

Hon. GROTE STIRLING (Yale):

Will the minister explain to the house, just what is entailed in this motion?

Topic:   RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

These are items in the

estimates which were considered and reported on by the standing committee on railways and shipping. The report is in the hands of the Clerk of the house at the moment. Before these items can be enacted into law and a bill passed making them a charge on the consolidated revenue fund, they must be considered and passed by the committee of supply. This motion is simply to refer them to the committee of supply.

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NAT

Grote Stirling

National Government

Mr. STIRLING:

They were referred to

the committee on railways and shipping before reaching the committee of supply?

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

Yes.

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Motion agreed to.


WAYS AND MEANS


The house in committee of ways and means, Mr. Fournier (Hull) in the chair.


SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT


20. That the said schedule III be further amended by deleting therefrom the items under the caption "building materials". Resolution agreed to. 21. That any enactment founded on this resolution shall be deemed to have come into force on the thirtieth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and forty-one and to have applied on all goods imported or taken out of warehouse for consumption on and after that day and to have applied to goods previously imported for which no entry for consumption was made Special War Revenue Act before that day, provided however that any enactment increasing the tax on glucose and grape sugar in accordance with resolution No. 17 shall be deemed to have come into force on March 31, 1941.


LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Chairman, while this resolution makes the taxes effective from a certain date, there have been changes in the effective dates of several of these taxes. For instance, the tax on transportation fares has been collected since May 3, and the motion-picture tax from and including May 19. The amusement tax on other than motion-picture theatres will be in effect from a date to be proclaimed by the governor in council, and the exemption of soldiers' fares is effective from May 17. I explain this to the committee merely because all this will be provided for in the legislation, and it is the legislation which becomes law, not the resolutions.

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NAT

Grote Stirling

National Government

Mr. STIRLING:

In the meanwhile, this

resolution is distinctly inaccurate, is it not?

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LIB
NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

On page 20 of the resolutions, under the heading "appendix to the budget," appear the words, "budget papers presented by the Honourable J. L. Ilsley, M.P., for the information of parliament." There is one item in the appendix which is not in the resolutions, but it was mentioned in the budget speech, and there was some slight reference to it in the debate which took place on the budget. There has been a general discussion on these resolutions, but nothing in the resolutions pertains to this matter. Before the resolution carries, would it be permissible to ask a question with respect to the item?

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

What is the subject matter? Does it pertain to any of these resolutions?

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NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

It pertains to an expenditure which will have to be made from the revenue derived from the taxes imposed under these resolutions. On page 35 there is a slight reference to it. I refer to the operations of the Canadian wheat board and the expenses thereof. On page 48 there is a definite reference to the same subject. May I ask about it?

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LIB
NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

Well, if I may not ask a question about it now, what is the good of this appendix?

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

Mr. Chairman, we are discussing resolution 21, and according to the rules the discussion must be strictly relevant to the resolution.

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NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

I understand that, but when resolution 21 is carried, that disposes of all the resolutions.

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

No; there are two more, and then I have to move that they be concurred in.

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May 23, 1941