July 17, 1980 (32nd Parliament, 1st Session)


T.A. Bud Bradley

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bud Bradley (Haldimand-Norfolk):

Madam Speaker, I rise, under the terms of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
In view of the fact that tobacco exports exceed $1 billion annually, and that the tobacco industry suffered disastrous setbacks last year because of blue mould, and considering that tobacco farmers are extensive users of petroleum products in greenhouse operations, in the field, planting, cultivating, spraying and irrigating, as well as in kiln-curing of the leaves, 1 would move, seconded by the hon. member for Oxford (Mr. Halliday):
That in order to ensure the viability of the industry in Canada, the government take steps to exempt tobacco farmers from the recent tax increase on petroleum products for the 1980 crop year.

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