Kierans, The Honourable Eric W.
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First, an address concerning current events in the Post Office. A review of the growth and changes in the Post Office operation, addressing some very controversial issues. Then, the White Paper. A suggested approach to reform of tax structures. Some societal considerations when criticizing the White Paper. Looking at objectives of the government. A brief history of income tax, introduced in 1799 by Sir William Pitt. Defining income. Exceptions to income tax payment. The purpose of tax reform. Deriving the revenue that will enable us to resolve our problems. Expanding the definition of income to include capital gains and unemployment insurance payments. Problems and issues with regard to the tax reform. Responding to criticism of the White Paper. Asking the people what kind of Canada we are seeking.