March 10, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)

PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROWE:

And you are taking more of them, too, than any government has ever taken before.
But that is not good enough. It is not enough merely to say that, in a time like this, when the world is starving, in a time like this when there is a shortage of consumer goods, profits are good. Certainly profits are good in many industries today. But do not let us fool ourselves. If we want more production in this country-which we do want-and if we want more United States dollars, then I say there are many things we can do. If the government intends to consider fiscal changes, then may I suggest that it lift the embargo on beef cattle going into the United States, and get a few dollars in that way. May I suggest, further, that you lift the embargo on malting barley going into the United States. May I suggest that you remove the sales tax, and do not proceed further with this excise bill.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX ACT AMENDMENT
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