Mr. Speaker, the member is the critic for finance and is doing an excellent job. Does he believe the government should reinstate the rebate of GST for travellers from overseas who come to Canada to attend conferences?
My riding may perhaps be the only one in the country where the biggest private sector employer is tourism. Getting rid of the exemption for the GST has certainly hurt the tourism industry across Canada. An extensive study has been done on that. At the same time, the government cut marketing for tourism and money for museums, which is very important for tourism.
Does the member agree with those cuts and should they have perhaps been reinstated in this bill?