March 20, 1952


CONTRACTS FOR DEFENCE FOOTWEAR Mr. Lennard: 1. How many contracts for defence footwear were let from April 15, 1951, to February 29, 1952? 2. What were the amounts of these contracts? 3. To whom were they let? 4. At what price? FEDERAL AID TO EDUCATION Mr. Knight: I. What amounts have been contributed as federal aid to education, during the last three flscal years, by provinces (a) under the headings of agriculture instruction, technical education, vocational training, youth training, Indian schools, student aid, physical fitness, national research at universities; (b) under any other relevant headings? 2. What amounts have been paid and will be paid, approximately, in federal grants to (a) universities, during the current fiscal year, by provinces; (b) provinces for purchase of text books as media for teaching language to immigrants?


PUBLIC ACCOUNTS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. D. Fulton (Kamloops):

May I ask

the Minister of Finance when he expects to be able to release the statement of the comptroller of the treasury with respect to revenue and expenditures for the month of January, and for the first ten months of the present fiscal year?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Sub-subtopic:   REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance):

I think the figures will be available on the 8th of April.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Sub-subtopic:   REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

Why wait for them until then?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Sub-subtopic:   REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE
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INCOME TAX


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Lake Centre):

should like to ask a question of the Minister of National Revenue in connection with a decision made by Mr. Justice Wilson in British Columbia recently in a conspiracy trial, wherein, over the objection of solicitors for the Department of National Revenue-

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   DECISION AS TO PRODUCTION OF RETURNS IN COURT
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?

Some hon. Members:

Order.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   DECISION AS TO PRODUCTION OF RETURNS IN COURT
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Well, I have to tell him what I was going to ask him.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   DECISION AS TO PRODUCTION OF RETURNS IN COURT
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Perhaps the hon. member would be good enough to put his remarks in the form of a question.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   DECISION AS TO PRODUCTION OF RETURNS IN COURT
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Well, I wish to ask the

minister this: in view of the decision of the judge that income tax returns are not confidential and can be produced in court, will the department give consideration to making the law certain that income tax returns shall be confidential and not admissible in evidence?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   DECISION AS TO PRODUCTION OF RETURNS IN COURT
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of National Revenue):

The taxation division of the

Department of National Revenue has consistently resisted the production of income tax returns in court. In this particular case it was ordered by a judge to produce them. We have made application to the appeals division of the court in British Columbia for the right to appeal. We have been granted that right, and will make the appeal at the proper time.

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   DECISION AS TO PRODUCTION OF RETURNS IN COURT
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Is the appeal based upon the fact that the contention of the department still is that they are inadmissible because they are confidential?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   DECISION AS TO PRODUCTION OF RETURNS IN COURT
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

Absolutely.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   DECISION AS TO PRODUCTION OF RETURNS IN COURT
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

Nobody should be able to snoop into other people's business like that.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   DECISION AS TO PRODUCTION OF RETURNS IN COURT
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PENSIONS

CANADIAN NATIONAL


On the orders of the day:


March 20, 1952