Mr. Speaker, my honourable colleague is mistaken when he accuses the NDP of wanting to impose a carbon tax.
What the NDP is actually proposing is a cap and trade system with regard to the price of carbon, an approach that can be found on page 32 of the Conservatives' 2008 platform. Unfortunately, I see that my colleague has changed his position.
I would however like to quote a figure that may surprise him. I am sure that my honourable colleague will be surprised to learn that his government is going to raise taxes for Canadians by almost $8 million over the next five years with budget 2013 alone.
Why does the Conservative government want to increase the burden on middle-class families?