NDP condemns deceptive tax hikes

Conservatives breaking promise to Canadians not to raise taxes

OTTAWA – Even though they promised not to raise taxes in the 2013 budget, the Conservative government is imposing hidden taxes on Canadians, lacking sensitivity and judgement. New Democrats condemn these damaging tax hikes and the hypocrisy of the government, which is breaking its promise to Canadians.

New Democrat National Revenue critic, Murray Rankin (Victoria), will present the following motion as part of Monday’s opposition day:

“That this House condemn the tax hikes introduced by the government in Budget 2013 on hospital parking, bicycles, baby strollers, coffee makers, iPods and other goods and services, which break the promise the Government made to Canadians during the last election.”