July 26, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

I think that is probably a good suggestion. My own view would be that the judges in those provinces which have legislation of the kind referred to by the hon. member for Vancouver South should bear in mind that the succession duty law-the dominion at any rate-provides that duties shall be assessed on the basis of the estate . as it devolves under the will or by the ordinary law, and that in making any orders such as have been indicated here the courts should impose an appropriate condition as to the adjustment of succession duty liability as between the various benefited parties.

Topic:   DOMINION SUCCESSION DUTY ACT
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