Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):
taken some trouble to ascertain what the position is in the United States. The senators and members of the United States Congress get a yearly salary of $10,000. I suppose -that is subject to income tax, I do not know; I am taking it for granted that it is. In addition, each member of the senate and house of representatives gets free postage and free telegraph service. We get free postage under certain conditions here, but certainly my telegraph bill is substantial. When I had the honour of leading the opposition for three sessions the telegraph bill and the telephone tolls which I had to pay out of my indemnity grew to such proportions that I suggested to officials of the house and to my friend the finance minister that as I was an official of parliament the government should pay the telegraph and telephone tolls, which they did, and for which I thank them. But as a private member I get no such consideration, and I am not at the moment arguing for that here.
Subtopic: INCOME WAR TAX ACT