Mr. Gordon Taylor (Bow River):
Madam Speaker, the Minister of Finance (Mr. MacEachen) is taxing the people of Canada on items contained in the November 12 budget on the strength of a non-debatable Ways and Means motion, the necessary preliminary to the imposition of a new tax or the extension of an existing tax, etc., and before a law is passed by the House of Commons and Senate. Without a law being passed, the government issued a leaflet telling the people who may be affected to fill in their income tax forms on the basis of the information in the leaflet. Therefore 1 move, seconded by the hon. member for Mississauga South (Mr. Blenkarn):
That this House condemns this totalitarian act which is completely contrary to the Magna Carta and in addition undermines the justice system in Canada.
Should not Canada have an impeachment law to protect the people in such cases?
Sub-subtopic: IMPOSITION OF BUDGET TAX PROVISIONS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43