May 16, 1978 (30th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Chrftien:

On top of all that, with the way Quebec has cut its taxes, and when talking about the rich, if a rich man goes into a store in Quebec today and buys his wife a fur coat at $10,000, he will have a tax reduction of $800. If another rich person goes in a store in Montreal to buy furniture coming from France, like the Roche-Bobois type, and pays $10,000 for it, he will get an $800 break. The best way for all the people would have been for the government to do the sensible thing that the other provinces did and cut the sales tax across the board for everybody.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FINANCE
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