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

PC

William C. Scott

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Scott (Victoria-Haliburton):

Mr. Speaker, the Hon. Member has a farm background, and my question has to do with a fellow in the farm implement business who was assessed an amount of $750. He appealed the assessment and it cost him $10,000 in legal fees and procedural costs thus far. He has not yet come to the end of the case. It seems to me that an appeal like that is not worthwhile. This is why so many people will pay these smaller amounts rather than go through the cost of appealing the assessment. It does not make sense to appeal,
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given the costs, even if you are right. I would like to get the views of the Hon. Member on that.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF SUPPLY
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