Mrs. Diane Marleau (Sudbury):
Mr. Speaker, Australian voters have said no to the GST and therefore will not suffer the disastrous effects of such a tax. Congratulations, Australia.
Here in Canada citizens did not have the same opportunity for honest and open debate to either approve or reject this tax before the Conservative government railroaded us into this terribly complex GST regime.
The Minister for International Trade has decided not to run for the leadership of the Conservative Party because he cannot divorce himself from Conservative policies like the GST.
It matters not who leads the Conservative Party. Canadians remember that this is the party that, among other disastrous policies, imposed the GST. Canadians have and are suffering the consequences.
Soon Canadians will have a say and then this government will pay the price.
Subtopic: THE GOODS AND SERVICES TAX