Mr. Speaker, what the minister just said is totally false. There are just as many exceptions in Ontario.
The federal government has always refused to compensate Quebec on the pretext that provinces would only be compensated when harmonization cost them more than 5% of their sales tax revenues. According to Ontario’s budget, the change to a harmonized tax will actually increase Ontario’s revenues by 3.5% annually.
Can the minister tell us why he unilaterally changed the compensation formula if not for strictly partisan electoral reasons?