John Ewen SINCLAIR

SINCLAIR, The Hon. John Ewen, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
Birth Date
December 24, 1879
Deceased Date
December 23, 1949
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ewen_Sinclair
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=34308596-a425-4112-b653-9ed571725dc0&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (December 30, 1921 - October 29, 1925)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
LIB
  Queen's (Prince Edward Island)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 263)


April 27, 1950

Mr. Sinclair:

Mr. Chairman, the principal reason, of course, why these three prepared foods have now been made exempt, where there are still a variety of prepared foods such as pickles, catsup, sauces, olives, horseradish, mustard and so forth still not exempt, or mainly excluded, is that demands have been made by farmer members of this hoo'e for further aid to their industry. That was the advice given by the minister, and it is the advice that was given nere a little earlier on the same thing.

The actual list of these prepared foods which are still not sales tax exempt is a fairly small one, and they are not of the types which are nominally regarded by the average family as being essen'ial for their daily diet. These foods are commonly used, but what apparently is more importani to the farmer members of this house is that it gives a little more encouragement to the dairy industry.

Topic:   EXCISE TAX ACT AMENDMENT
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April 27, 1950

Mr. Sinclair:

A great deal of consideration has been given in the last three years to the exemption of building materials. The exempted list has been continually revised and today it covers almost every item used in the construction of the ordinary house. When you get into the more elaborate type of construction, such as theatre construction and the fancy types, some of the fittings used there are subject to sales tax. Once again it gets back to this idea of getting some measure of progression into our sales tax. We have been reviewing that list with regard to building materials, and I believe we have exempted most of the things that go into the construction of the ordinary home. If you look, you will find that almost every possible thing which is used in the construction of the ordinary home is being exempted from sales tax.

Topic:   EXCISE TAX ACT AMENDMENT
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April 27, 1950

Mr. Sinclair:

The answer is no.

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April 27, 1950

Mr. Sinclair:

The matter of principle goes a little beyond the Red Cross. There are many good charities in this country; there are some doubtful charities.

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April 27, 1950

Mr. Sinclair:

Those are covered in this, as are the hospitals.

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