January 19, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

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.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   YUKON-REPEAL OF BEER IMPORT TAX.
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