Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Minister of Finance made the following statement:
Following our last budget, a family with two children and an income of $30,000 will not pay any net federal income tax.
The minister just happened to neglect to point out that this was forgoing to be four years down the road.
With $12 billion in surplus last year, and $11 billion the first four months of this year, will the minister not agree that, if one's heart were in the right place, the time to act is right away, not in four years? Why does the Minister of Finance not reduce taxes immediately for those with low and middle incomes? They have been waiting for this for seven years.