March 3, 1953

STANDING ORDERS


Third report of the standing committee on standing orders.-Mr. MacLean (Cape Breton North and Victoria).


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 206, for the relief of Jessie Hazel Kerr Coolon.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 207, for the relief of Laurence Christopher Bell.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 208, for the relief of Valorie Leslie Hylda Carson Wallis.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 209, for the relief of Jessie Allan Purdie McCulloch.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 210, for the relief of Alice Mary Barakett Zion.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 211, for the relief of Marcel Clark.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 212, for the relief of Sender Mines.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 213, for the relief of Robert Joseph Albert Pratte.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 214, for the relief of Leonard James Chadwick.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 215, for the relief of Merle Minnie Esther Hoffman Nevard.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 216, for the relief of Doris Ethel Taylor.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 217, for the relief of Gordon Earl Page.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 218, for the relief of Yaroslava Glucka Levandosky.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 219, for the relief of Adelard Gilbert.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 220, for the relief of Celia Tarnofsky Edgar.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 221, for the relief of William Flookes.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 222, for the relief of Kathleen Ada Styles Labonte.-Mr. Winkler.


EXCISE TAX ACT

APPLICATION OF EXCISE TAX PROVISIONS TO REPLACEMENT TIRES AND TUBES


On the orders of the day:


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Mr. A. J. Baier@The Battlefords

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Finance. In view" of the confusion that has developed since the budget 68108-163

speech announcement about the application of the 15 per cent tax on replacement tires and tubes, could the Minister of Finance say whether the proposed changes to the Excise Tax Act will affect farmers?

Topic:   EXCISE TAX ACT
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Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance):

I thank the hon. member for having given me notice of his question. A number of other members have spoken to me about this, and there does appear to be some confusion arising out of the general terms in which the resolution is phrased. The change proposed by the amendment to the 15 per cent tax on replacement tires and tubes will not impose any new tax on farmers. Tires and tubes when purchased for replacements for farm machinery, including tractors, for use on farms for farm purposes, will not be subject to the 15 per cent tax.

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   EXCISE TAX ACT
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John Alpheus Charlton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. A. Charlton (Branl-Wentworlh):

should like to ask the minister a supplementary question. In view of the fact that I was most careful to get from the deputy minister the exact amendment to this section, may I ask when the change was made?

Topic:   EXCISE TAX ACT
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance):

No change has been made. I pointed out that as usual the terms of the resolution are rather general, and when the bill is brought in it will be more specific. The proposed amendment is to cover a technical difficulty in the Excise Tax Act in connection with attachments to self-propelled vehicles to correct an oversight in the amendment of last year. It was not the intention when the resolution was proposed, nor is it intended, to impose a tax on replacements for attachments to these farm self-propelled vehicles. I am sure my hon. friend will be only too delighted to learn that.

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SC

Robert Fair

Social Credit

Mr. Fair:

Will farm trucks and trailers be exempted along with those the minister has mentioned?

Topic:   EXCISE TAX ACT
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

The answer is no.

Topic:   EXCISE TAX ACT
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PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood):

Are there any other changes in the budget to be announced?

2560 HOUSE OF

Inquiries of the Ministry VETERANS LAND ACT

Topic:   EXCISE TAX ACT
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PROPOSAL TO REDUCE HOLDINGS WITHIN URBAN AREAS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Clayton Wesley Hodgson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. C. W. Hodgson (Victoria, Ont.):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, of which I have given his parliamentary assistant notice. Has the government considered reducing the acreage under the Veterans Land Act from three acres to one-half or one-quarter acre lots within urban areas in order to assist veterans wishing to build their own homes?

Topic:   PROPOSAL TO REDUCE HOLDINGS WITHIN URBAN AREAS
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LIB

Hugues Lapointe (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Hugues Lapointe (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

The subject of acreage of small

holdings under the Veterans Land Act has been considered, but up to this time the department has not thought it advisable to reduce the acreage within urban areas.

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CAN ADAIR

March 3, 1953