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 5 of 263)


April 27, 1950

Mr. Sinclair:

We did in one instance.

Topic:   EXCISE TAX ACT AMENDMENT
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April 27, 1950

Mr. Sinclair:

No matter how small or large.

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April 27, 1950

Mr. Sinclair:

That would be difficult to obtain. When I referred to a list as thick as Hansard, I would say to the hon. member that he need only step into a jewelry shop, look around him and see all those articles

displayed, every one of which has a sales tax on it, to realize why the exact description of these articles would fill many pages. On the other hand, to give at least the headings in schedule III, might I point out that almost all foodstuffs are exempt, almost all things used in farming, mining and quarrying operations, and equipment for marine and fisheries are exempt, and things connected with religious, charitable and educational activities. A very large list of building materials is exempt.

Perhaps it might be helpful to readers of Hansard if this list were placed on Hansard.

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April 27, 1950

Mr. Sinclair:

I am very glad to have the help of the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar because if the other list were placed on Hansard it would be a list as thick as Hansard.

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April 27, 1950

Mr. Sinclair:

Getting back to the purpose of the resolution: it is to give aid to the dairy industry. No matter whether the containers are made in Canada or in the United States, the cream in those containers is Canadian cream.

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