May 30, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

James Joseph Hughes

Liberal

Mr. HUGHES:

Will the hon. gentleman allow me an explanation? I find that the exemptions from the sales tax are very numerous, and include nearly all the necessaries of life purchased by a family of small or moderate means. I have the list here and will pass it over to my hon. friend, because it gives information that I think would be useful to the House, and I think it would remove about nine-tenths of the objections raised by the Progressives to the sales tax. I forgot to mention this when I spoke yesterday.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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