Mr. Speaker, that is the fallacy of changing the basis of division, the fact that there is no dichotomy between lowering taxes for lower and middle income taxpayers and cutting fuel taxes for all gas consumers.
It is possible to do both. We proposed that through our proposal for broad based tax relief for all Canadians which would take 1.5 million lower income Canadian off the tax rolls altogether and save the average middle income families some $2,500 in taxes.
All of those things can be done within the fiscal room of the current surplus and at the same time furnish the sort of fuel tax relief recommended in the motion today. All of those things can be achieved. We do not need to make a choice.