May 31, 1984 (32nd Parliament, 2nd Session)


Walter David Baker

Mr. Baker:

My question deals with the third party demand. Does the Hon. Member have the same difficulty I do with a disgusting aspect of that third party demand on low-income people, the primary producers? The third party demand is made on the gross amount, not on the net. If a fisherman owes money to the dealer to whom he is selling fish and he has other expenses, the 25 per cent, sometimes 50 per cent, is taken right off the top. You take the Revenue Canada portion of the attachment, then you take out his expenses and he is left with zero, or sometimes less than zero. Does the Hon. Member find the same thing in dealing with primary producers in his part of the country?

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