Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):
Is that a sadistic attitude? I should like to give the Minister of Finance what a friend of mine wrote to me regarding this matter. He writes:
Why only the family entertainment of moving pictures? This includes the poorer classes, children and old folks. What about high-priced hockey, baseball, horse racing? Then again opera, "evening-dress" dramatics, festivals? Community bridge affairs, bingo games, circuses, etc.?
Finally, and I hope this is reached by the minister's taxation proposals:
The pernicious small travelling tent shows, with gambling?
Such as you get at the ordinary fairs in this country. Every year in the maritime provinces there comes a troupe or troupes of people from New England who spend nothing here and who take away immense sums, relatively, from our people. I would clamp the tax right on them.