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