May 6, 1925 (14th Parliament, 4th Session)


James Shaver Woodsworth


Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Centre Winnipeg) :

Since the Supreme court has ruled
in the case of Cecil R. Smith, admitted bootlegger, that an income tax cannot be levied on the gains derived from illicit business or from the commission of crime; and since this judgment thereby definitely classes bootlegging as a crime; what action does the government propose to take to recover the illegal gains and punish the criminal?

Subtopic:   CECIL R. SMITH
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