April 3, 1925 (14th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Alexandre Joseph Doucet

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOUCET:

The increase over 1923 prices on the list I have given is $52.50, or 8J per cent on the six implements. Now, a comparison as between 1924 and 1925 prices:
1924 1925
Manure spreader, No. 10
$189 50 $174 50Potato planter
169 75 155 00Potato digger, No. 5-B
213 40 195 00Milwaukee gasoline engine, 12 h.p. 659 60 650 00Threshing outfit, No. 5
500 00 490 00Walking plow, No. 27
22 00 22 00Stump puller, No. 40-A
345 00 330 00$2,098 90 $2,016 50
These totals show a reduction of $82.40, or less than 4 per cent, although the 6 per cent war tax was taken off and also customs duty. Why, it is nothing new, each and every farmer who has had to buy farm implements knows perfectly well that there has not been any reduction in price compared with the remission of the war tax and the reduction of 5 per cent in the tariff.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUANCE OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE ACTING MINISTER OF FINANCE
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