Mr. Blaine Calkins (Wetaskiwin, CPC)
Mr. Speaker, this government celebrated its 100 day milestone last week with a budget that brought tax relief to all Canadians.
TV jingles promote the fact that cars cost less in Wetaskiwin, but on July 1, they will be even more affordable when the GST is reduced to 6%. Rodeo fans celebrating Canada Day at the renowned Ponoka Stampede will pay less GST on their tickets.
Farmers and producers gathering at the Rimbey and Thorsby auction markets are relieved to finally have a government that is keeping its promises and delivering more effective disaster relief and farm income stabilization programs.
Soccer moms and hockey dads at rinks and sports fields in Lacombe are applauding the government for keeping its promise to provide a tax credit for registration fees for their children's sports.
Seniors in Rocky Mountain House are welcoming the budget initiative that doubles the amount of eligible pension income they can claim under the pension income credit.
Families in Eckville are glad to finally be trusted to make their own choices in child care.
The constituents of Wetaskiwin can look forward to tax relief and greater prosperity thanks to this government.
Topic: Statements By Members
Subtopic: The Budget