I want to come back, Mr. Speaker, to the ethics of this issue.
I am sure that the finance minister, as an aspiring Prime Minister, realizes the importance of being honest with the Canadian people. All I am doing is cautioning the government that it is heading down the same road on this CPP premium as it went down with the GST. The Liberals have almost convinced themselves that a tax is not a tax, just like they convinced themselves that the Prime Minister never said he would kill, scrap, abolish the GST.
Will the finance minister stop and pause before he gets too deeply into this and admit that he has raised payroll taxes by 70 per cent, the greatest single tax increase in Canadian history?