Hon. Monte Solberg (Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, CPC)
Mr. Speaker, the other day Air Canada announced that 2,000 people were being laid off due to high fuel prices. The leader of the Liberal Party took that as a sign that he should now go out and propose to raise taxes on fuel even higher and drive up fuel costs.
Not only will this hammer airlines and manufacturing, the trucking industry, the shipping industry, certainly auto manufacturers, but it will hammer everyone who uses energy.
The Liberal carbon tax is well named because everything it touches turns to shift.
Subtopic: The Environment