Mr. Chuck Cook (North Vancouver-Burnaby):
Madam Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43. The government has decided to discriminate against all retail sales employees by taxing the long-standing purchase discount benefits offered by their employers, which inevitably means an increase in consumer prices at a time when this country can least afford it. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Calgary North (Mr. Wright):
That this House condemn this arbitrary and totally unfair taxation and inflation-fuelling policy which will hurt all retail employees and all Canadian consumers.
Sub-subtopic: TAXATION OF DISCOUNT BENEFITS GRANTED TO RETAIL SALES EMPLOYEES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43