Madam Speaker, I want to talk about two parts of my colleague's speech. He asked how we are going to pay for it. He is building up to the premise that we have always had, and that is that there is a lot of unfairness in this country. I hope it will lead the member to talk to his hard-working constituents in support of a tax on the wealthiest of Canadians. During this pandemic, most of the burden has shifted to working men and women, such as our constituents, while the wealthiest of Canadians have seen their wealth increase by phenomenal amounts. We are asking for a 1% tax on fortunes of over $20 million. I hope he will find it in his heart to support that.
There are eye-watering amounts of money being spent during this pandemic. What is the Conservatives' proposal? Is it that we allow Canadians to go into debt and pay 21% interest? These are extraordinary times we are in. They require extraordinary measures. Canadians need to know we have their back and $500 a week is not much. It is $24,000 a year. That is not even enough to qualify for the middle-class tax cut the Liberals brought in during the previous Parliament.