Mr. Speaker, the Liberal government still wrings $3 billion a year out of taxpayers through the 3% and 5% surtaxes. These taxes were introduced, as the minister knows, as temporary measures. They were designed to be in place until the budget was balanced. The budget was balanced.
Reformers have long called for the removal of these taxes. We are going to continue to remind the minister that these taxes need to be removed upon balancing the budget. We are at a balanced budget now.
Will the finance minister remove the 3% and 5% surtax?