Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by hundreds of Canadians from the east coast to the west coast. Some are from Quebec and Ontario.
The petitioners are very concerned about the 7 per cent GST on reading materials. They feel the GST is an unjust taxation on reading materials, that education and literacy are critical to the development of our country, and that an aggressive tax on reading handicaps this development.
The petitioners call on the government to zero rate books, magazines and newspaper under the GST.