No, we passed an ordinance in 1908 to levy such a tax; but, in 1909, at the request of the Yukon Council, we passed an ordinance repealing the ordinance of 1908, thereby repealing the tax. Now, it is the repeal of the tax that' we ask the House to approve of. As soon as the ordinance was passed by the Governor in Council, the tax was thereupon and thereby repealed. It remains repealed if parliament approves of that order; if parliament does not approve of that order, then the order in council of 1908, establishing the tax, would, of course, again become effective.
Subtopic: YUKON-REPEAL OF BEER IMPORT TAX.