Mr. Chairman, I would not have risen to speak at this time except for the fact that I heard what was said by two hon. gentlemen on the other side of the house and I listened to the remarks made by the hon. gentleman who spoke on this side of the house. While the hon. member for Bonavista-Twillingate was speaking the Postmaster General was out of the house but he has now returned, and I think in fairness to the former minister of citizenship and immigration he might rise in his place and state what is the fact. As far as I have been able to ascertain, every co-operation was given to the Postmaster General in respect of this matter in Montreal.
May I ask the minister a question? In view of the fact that the dominion parliament left the field of succession duties entirely to the provinces until 1941, when the war necessitated the dominion parliament entering that field, has the present government given any consideration to the desirability of now giving it all back to the provinces?
Topic: DOMINION SUCCESSION DUTY ACT
Subtopic: CHANGE IN METHOD OF COMPUTING TAX,' REVISION, CONSOLIDATION, ETC.