Mr. Gordon Taylor (Bow River):
Madam Speaker, the government is eating "crow" by giving back to the petroleum industry some $2 billion which it should never have taken in the first place, but so far the government has been unrepentant for extracting from consumers millions of dollars via the excise tax, the Canadian ownership tax, the tax on gasoline and heating oil, etc. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Mississauga South (Mr. Blenkarn):
That this House condemns the Liberal government for its greed in levying these taxes and thus killing much of the industry, and for its refusal to help consumers by returning some of the ill-gotten taxes extracted from the aged, the crippled, common workers, businesses, farmers, fishermen and others.
Will this government show no compassion for the poor?
Subtopic: THE ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic: CONDEMNATION OF GOVERNMENT TAX MEASURES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43