Mr. Speaker, given the odious nature of the term head tax, no wonder the Liberals want to call it something else.
Here is what the Caledon Institute has to say:
Outside the federal government, the $975...fee is usually referred to as the “head tax”.
Though the current fee is not racially targeted itself...the inequitable impact of the fee on poor newcomers, most of whom are people of colour from less developed countries, makes the comparison appropriate.
If the government is so uncomfortable with the term head tax, why does it not just get rid of the head tax?