I would like to say a word for once in support of the contention of my hon. friend froim Mackenzie (Mr. Reid). Illness is something that the poor cannot avoid or evade. It is something they do not bring upon themselves, and it seems to me that a necessity like this ought to be very tenderly dealt with. People who are compelled to seek remedies of this sort should have every opportunity of doing so. I would rather pay an extra tax on the half measure known as our sessional indemnity than see poor people with large families stuck for a tax on their little remedies.
Mr. 'SIMPSON: In section 19 "tax on sales," page 12, we read:
The tax shall he paid by the purchaser to the wholesaler or manufacturer at the time of such sale. [DOT]
The majority of sales are made at one time and the goods are shipped at a later date. The invoice is sent, out at the time
the goods are shipped. Some of these invoices call for payment in ten days, some for payment in thirty days, while some specify different periods of time. Will that be interpreted to mean that the sales tax will have to be paid at the time the invoice value is paid or prior to that?
Subtopic: SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT AMENDMENT, 1915. (BILL 183.)