Mr. Jim Hawkes (Calgary West):
I am concerned about the social impact of this budget and the things that are not changed. There is no change in the relation to increased health care costs, the hidden taxes that still effect the poor and lower-income Canadians in a devastating way, and there is on the income tax side and on the capital gains side an attack on the institution of marriage or a reward for the dissolution of marriage. I am also interested in the issue of charitable donations when it costs rich people half as much to donate to their church or charitable organization as it does poor people. The rich get $100 back on a $200 donation but poor people get nothing or maybe $12 back.
Subtopic: THE BUDGET
Sub-subtopic: MODIFICATIONS TO MEASURES