Mr. Maurice Foster (Algoma):
Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In view of the provisions of the budget last night which will have the effect of imposing a new 15-cent per gallon excise tax on fuel for farm tractors and equipment and a 25-cent tax per gallon for farm vans and trucks, and considering the devastating effect this tax will have on farmers' costs which are already rising rapidly due to inflation, and considering that these extra costs will result in higher food costs to the consumers of the country, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Essex-Kent (Mr. Daudlin):
That this increase in excise tax for fuels used on farms be reconsidered by the government and cancelled.
Sub-subtopic: THE BUDGET-INCREASE IN EXCISE TAX FOR FUELS USED ON FARMS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43