Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the minister for his question. I disagree with his position that Canada must pay and that, here, this is unfair.
Tax credits for donations to political parties are another way to subsidize.
It is a subsidy. If the government gives a tax credit for donations, it is the same thing. Canadians are also paying for that.
We are saying it is important for people who do not have money, for the poor, who actually want to contribute and who know that their vote will help the party and the person for whom they vote. That is worth defending. We are saying it is democratic. This helps democracy move forward.