Mr. Peter Julian (Burnabyâ€”New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, he could not answer the question because there is total confusion over there.
On Wednesday, the Minister of Finance said:
I think income splitting needs a long, hard, analytical look because I'm not sure that overall it benefits our society.
Oops, massive damage control at PMO central.
The Conservatives even benched the Minister of Finance during question period while the Prime Minister defended his promise on income splitting.
Fast forward to yesterday and there are now reports that the Prime Minister may be dropping his election commitment.
Who speaks for the government and do the Conservatives speak to each other any more?
Mr. Andrew Saxton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, CPC): Mr. Speaker, once the budget is balanced, we will look at all ways of reducing the tax burden on Canadian families.
It was our government who brought in pension income splitting for seniors, which the opposition voted against.
Let us talk about economic action plan 2014. We are getting praise from all across this great country. The Alzheimer Society of Canada stated:
On behalf of the 747,000 Canadians living with dementia, we are grateful to the federal government for providing the resources needed to carry out important research to better understand how to tackle various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.