Mr. Speaker, the government's recent announcements on how it is going to save Canadians from the spiralling costs of gas and home heating fuel are nothing but a veiled attempt at vote buying.
It has offered nothing to reduce the GST. It will not remove the tax on tax or the 1.5% deficit tax even though we have not had a deficit in years.
A concerted move toward tax reduction would provide assistance to all Canadians across the board, not merely the 10% included in the government's plans.
As we approach this Thanksgiving, the government should give Canadians something to be thankful for, a tax break.