Hon. J. J. McCANN (Minister of National Revenue):
I thank the hon. member for his giving me notice of his question. I am aware of some opposition in western Canada to the net worth portion of the prairie farmers' income tax form. I doubt very much, though, whether resolutions have been passed by farm organizations recommending that farmers should decline to complete this portion of the form. For farm organizations to advise their members to make protests against the form is a different thing entirely from declining to fill them out.
For the hon. member's information, however, I may say that the whole matter of the form is under consideration, and, as I indicated yesterday, a statement will be made in due course.
Subtopic: FARMERS-NET WORTH PORTION OF RETURN