Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure of submitting a petition signed by 122 residents from the riding of Verchères and the surrounding area, particularly the municipalities of Saint-Amable and Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu.
The petitioners feel that, by abolishing the universality of the tax credit for seniors, the government unfairly targeted pensioners' income. They also feel that this measure is basically discriminatory from a tax point of view, since it affects people who have already made a significant contribution to the Canadian economy and will keep them from improving their standard of living over the next few years.
Consequently, the 122 petitioners urge Parliament to oppose any measure which would have the effect of reducing the income of retired people. Needless to say that I share the views of these petitioners and that I strongly support their representations.