The Prime Minister has stated something which alters the case. But he must not hold me at fault, although he says it was a proper restriction to make when the council was nominated; I think it was. But when i-t was changed from a nominative to an elective body, that changed the basis, and the Prime Minister himself should -have seen that this legislation was taken off, so that we would not lay traps for -the unwary. But it seems to me it would be instructive -to this House and to the people at large, if we could know why it is that an -exception is made in the gay and merry Yukon, by not taxing commodities which in every other part of the Dominion, I think in almost every civilized country, are considered properly -taxable. Surely the minister -has some information with reference to that.
Subtopic: YUKON-REPEAL OF BEER IMPORT TAX.