Mr. Speaker, the hon. member has now heard three times that the government, on July 1, 2006, increased taxes from 15% to 15.5%. It also reduced the basic personal income, as the member from the NDP said. This is despicable because people with high incomes, who did not ask for a tax break at the expense of low income people, received a tax break. It would not have hurt nor would it have cost very much to give people with low income the same tax break as people with high income. It was totally unfair.
Is the hon. member proud that his government deceived Canadians and told them it would never again tax income trusts? It was a blanket statement during the campaign. The Prime Minister said, “Never again”.
A single mother in my riding wrote to me. She said that all her money had been put into a registered education savings plan for her son. She had done so on the promise of the Prime Minister. That day it went down 25%. Is the hon. member proud of that deceit?