Mr. Speaker, the Liberal government has a history of imposing high taxes in order to accumulate surpluses to make itself look good.
First, it was the EI fund and now it is the airport security tax. The government starts collecting this extreme tax on April 1, even though it has not yet hired any staff or bought any equipment and will not for many months.
We understand that over the next five years this tax will accumulate at least $1 billion more than is actually required. How can the Canadian airline industry survive this unreasonable tax?
Will the finance minister reconsider this ill advised airport security tax immediately before it completely destroys the Canadian airline industry?