Commentaries on the MEI

House of Commons Debates – Oral Questions

Hon. Michael Ignatieff (Leader of the Opposition, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, instead of offering to help Canadian families who are suffering and tightening their belts, the government is prepared to give a $6 billion gift to already-profitable corporations. How does the government explain its choices to hard-pressed Canadian families?

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the reality is that corporate tax rates were set a long time ago. Now the Liberal Party is proposing to increase taxes for this country’s major employers. The vice-president of the Montreal Economic Institute said that one of the measures proposed by the official opposition, increasing taxes for major employers, will be disastrous for Canadian workers and the economic recovery. Read more…

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