Mr. Speaker, that is the government that preaches to Canadians about a democratic deficit.
The House voted 202 in favour and 31 against giving gas tax dollars to the provinces.
If the government wants to kill the democratic deficit, the minister and the government can commit today to having gas taxes on that agenda. For every dollar in gas taxes that British Columbia sends to Ottawa, it gets 3¢ back. For every $2 that British Columbia collects in gas taxes provincially, it spends $3 on roads. The gas tax rip-off by the federal government is appalling.
I want the government to understand that the motion called for immediate gas tax dollars to go to municipalities. What is it about the word “immediate” that the government does not understand?