Mr. Speaker, I will never apologize for standing up for my constituents, the people of Alberta, not now and not ever.
It is ironic that the member brought up the fact that 98% of the families that would benefit were making $150,000 or more, when it was the current government's own so-called middle class tax cut that benefited people making $90,000 and over. Those were the people who benefited the most.
Our previous government took into account that an unlimited tax splitting tax scheme would have a disproportionate effect on wealthier people compared with less wealthy people. Therefore, we put in a maximum of $5,000 that families could benefit from income splitting.
If the member is against income splitting, I hope the Liberals would answer if they are going to take away income splitting for pensioners and seniors.