April 19, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. FIELDING:

Several notes
were received, which were regarded by the officials as an acknowledgment of indebtedness, but not as payment. No such notes are now received.
The Minister of Finance has doubt of the propriety of making public transactions between the Government and citizens respecting income taxes. In England it is understood such information is regarded as confidential. The right of Parliament to full information regarding public business being recognized, a predecessor of the present minister held that if information of this kind was desired a motion for it should be placed on the order paper, and upon discussion the House should judge whether
the public interests required it to be brought down.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NOTES FOR INCOME TAXES
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