Mr. Sean Fraser (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, with respect, the report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer does not represent the government's agenda going into the next election. We have been very clear that when it comes to our plan to put a price on pollution, the price is going to increase to $50 a tonne until 2022, at which time the policy will be reviewed.
I would be happy to speak to the hon. member's constituents, who should know by now that eight out of 10 households that the hon. member represents will be left better off as a result of our plan. If he does not want to accept my opinion on this piece, I would point him to the previous report of the same Parliamentary Budget Officer, who indicates that only the wealthiest 20% would pay more and that 80% of that member's constituents will be better off at the end of the year.
I look forward to seeing him on the doorsteps campaigning on a promise to take $307 from a typical family of four in his constituency.
Subtopic: Carbon Pricing