Mr. Speaker, for months now we have been listening to the Liberal government rail against two-tier health care and two-tier taxation.
Imagine my surprise when the Liberals floated a two-tier MP pension: a reduced trough for the new MPs and the original pork barrel for the Liberal frontbenches.
My question is for the Deputy Prime Minister. Why does the Liberal rhetoric of equality not apply to MP pensions? Why are so many Liberal MPs reluctant to part with their gold plated pensions?