Madam Speaker, the second petition I wish to present today, like many others that I have presented, is on behalf of the citizens of Mackenzie in northern British Columbia in my riding.
The petitioners wish to draw to the attention of the House the fact that Mackenzie is a small, northern isolated town that has far less amenities than many of the nearby cities. Yet, those cities are fortunate enough to enjoy the northern living tax deduction. They feel this is discriminatory toward the residents of Mackenzie.
The petitioners call upon Parliament to immediately reinstate Mackenzie's residents' eligibility for the northern residence tax deduction by adjusting the zone to include the regional district of Mackenzie by moving the latitudinal boundary a bit further to the west.