It includes those who make incomes such as some of us in this House, and selects the relatively high average in cities like Oshawa, Windsor, Toronto, Vancouver and Hamilton, and it is a perfectly legitimate comparison, Mr. Speaker. The average interest income of people earning between $10,000 and $11,000 is $196 a year, and their tax saving would be $50 or one-tenth of the tax saving to wealthy Canadians.
Who will this provision really help, Mr. Speaker? I do not deny that it is of some value to some people, but to say that this is the way to help the ordinary Canadian against inflation surely is the kind of statement that can only be made by a person who indulges in hyperbole, which is as incomprehensible as it is intolerable.
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic: THE BUDGET