July 16, 1942 (19th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Arthur Graeme Slaght

Liberal

Mr. SLAGHT:

Of course they have. In any new law which is as drastic as this there will be some people who will be fined. But if there is another member with a defeatist attitude, as it would appear that there is, let me tell him that I have great faith in the courage, in the honour and in the desire of the
people of this country in the main to submit to every law that has been imposed upon them. I do not propose to succumb to any such argument as that which has been advanced, although there seem to 'be two members of this house who want to advance it. I do not believe we can assume that in the main the people of Canada are not cooperating and will not continue to cooperate in the effort to win this war in accordance with the restrictions that have been placed upon them. I think it is a silly attitude to take to suggest that in the main the people will not cooperate. My hon. friend interrupts to say that somebody has been prosecuted.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT
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