May 17, 1932 (17th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT (Translation):

Will my hon. friend, the distinguished member for Belle-chasse (Mr. Boulanger), who is also a poor man, have to sacrifice $400 for the benefit of the hon. Postmaster General (Mr. Sauve)? I do not contend that the hon. Postmaster General or the hon. Minister of Marine are too wealthy, quite the contrary; I simply wish to bring out the facts. Where is the member who is going to contribute $400 as an additional grant to our international traveller the hon. Solicitor General (Mr. Dupre)? Where is the member who wishes to sacrifice $400 of his indemnity to make a gift to the Solicitor General or any other minister? Perhaps, also, the government will withhold $400 from the indemnity of my hon. friend, the former Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe), of my hon. friend, the member for L'lslet (Mr. Fafard), of my hon. friend, the member for Kamouraska (Mr. Bouchard), or again of my hon. friend, the member for Hull (Mr. Fournier), or of my hon. friend the member for St. Hyacinthe-Rouville (Mr. Fontaine), and hand it over to these ministers?
There are among our fellow citizens well known business men. To whom will my hon. friend the member for Cartier (Mr. Jacobs) have to hand over his $400 or rather for whom will he be despoiled of his $400? For what minister? Most likely for the Secretary of State (Mr. Cahan) who represents a county where there are numerous Israelites. Then my hon. friend from the county of Cartier will have to pay $400 to a gentleman who represents a county where many of his com-
Income War Tax Act

patriots reside. I spy my hon. friend from British Columbia, the member for Comox-Alberni (Mr. Neill) whose wealth is on a par with ours, to whom will go his $400. Probably to the hon. minister without a portfolio (Sir George Perley) who is also one of our international travellers.

Topic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   SPECIAL TAX ON INCOMES OP JUDGES AND MEMBERS OF MILITARY, NAVAL, AIR AND POLICE FORCES
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