March 6, 1928 (16th Parliament, 2nd Session)

UFA

George Gibson Coote

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. COOTE:

But as the hon. member (Mr. Sanderson) did not suggest wiping out the customs tariff, I presume he is in agreement with the hon. member for Parkdale and is in favour of raising all the revenue through the operation of the customs tariff. Surely this is a strange doctrine to be preached by a Liberal. I suggest to the Minister of Finance that he ask the advisory board on tariff and taxation to inquire into and report on the application and the administration of the income tax, as to whether the schedules are equitable, whether they are fair as between different incomes, and whether it is a greater brake on the Wheels of business than a tax on
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commodities, such as the sales tax and the tariff tax. The income tax has been persistently attacked by an organization calling itself the Retail Trade Bureau of Canada. Personally I should like to know who these people are that operate under that name, and I now invite them to inform the public, and especially the members of this house, whom they deluge with their circulars, who they are, just how many retailers they actually represent, and where they secure the necessary funds to carry on this intensive propaganda.

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