April 27, 1950 (21st Parliament, 2nd Session)


Hugh Murray Shaw

Mr. Shaw:

It is all a question of whether you kick a man hard or not so hard. There is a principle involved. While I appreciate the fact that many things are exempt, it is true that certain things still bear that sales tax. It was a matter of principle, not so much a matter of dollars. If there is such a small amount of money involved, there should be all the more reason for the government cutting the sales tax out there, because a moment ago the parliamentary assistant emphasized the necessity for procuring revenue as his reason for the government not giving favourable consideration to the other matters which I brought up a few moments ago. This was just a matter of principle.

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