Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Finance.
The community of Grand Rapids is located north of the 53rd parallel and is a four hour drive north of Winnipeg. In 1990 the Mulroney government decided that Grand Rapids was a southern community and that taxpayers there did not qualify for the northern tax benefit. The full impact of this Tory decision has been felt for over a year now.
Will the minister listen to the people of Grand Rapids and consider changes to the northern tax zones?