Mr. Ron Stewart (Simcoe South):
Mr. Speaker, my question is also addressed to the Minister of Finance. The Minister is aware that distillery taxes amount to $533 million, while the total revenue of the industry is $496 million. This has led to a decline in distillery sales and the lay off of 2,500 workers, costing the Government almost $40 million in unemployment insurance payments and lost income taxes. Would the Minister tell us what he plans to do about this situation?
Sub-subtopic: IMPACT OF TAXES ON DISTILLERIES