Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I too am pleased to present a petition with 50 signatures to the House of Commons. These people are saying that Canadians are paying approximately 52 per cent of the cost per litre of gasoline at the pumps in the form of government taxes and that over the past 10 years the excise tax on gasoline has risen by 566 per cent. They ask that Parliament not increase the federal excise tax on gasoline in the next federal budget.
In the House of Commons on May 8th, 1996. See this statement in context.