June 15, 1920 (13th Parliament, 4th Session)

UNION

William Stewart Loggie

Unionist

Mr. LOGGIE:

Mr. Chairman, as a rule I do not take up very much of the time of the House. I want to ask the minister to consider what I have just mentioned. He is introducing the principle of equality in taxing both men's and ladies' clothing on the excess price only; whereas in regard to silk garments he is taxing on the full value. Then I would like to draw his attention again to the anomaly that silk at $2.00 per yard is taxed, but the garment made up from silk is not taxed until a rather high price is reached compared with the $2.00. Three yards and a half will make a lady's skirt, and it does seem to me an anomaly to, differentiate to this extent.

Topic:   SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT, 1915, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.
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