April 4, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

I am not very much impressed by what the minister has said. I do not say that everybody in Winnipeg is bankrupt, but I do say that from the statement made by the Bank of Canada the minister can understand that we are in a pretty bad way in that city. Already we have taxed ourselves to the limit. I cannot see how most people can do anything further. I referred previously to the real estate tax,
which has been terrifically heavy, so that many houses have had to be tom down because the owners could not afford to maintain them.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   MEASURE FOR ALLEVIATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS
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