Pursuant to Order made Monday, April 20, 2015, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Sorenson (Minister of State (Finance)), — That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government; (Ways and Means No. 18)
And of the amendment of Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Mr. Côté (Beauport—Limoilou), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“this House not approve the budgetary policy of the government as it:
(a) gives billions of dollars in handouts to the wealthy few through income splitting, doubling Tax-Free Savings Accounts, and tax loopholes for CEOs;
(b) fails to help middle class families by creating affordable, quality childcare spaces;
(c) contains no plan to make life more affordable by tackling unfair ATM fees or high credit card rates;
(d) fails to restore the age of retirement to 65 by reversing cuts to Old Age Security;
(e) does nothing to help workers by reinstating the federal minimum wage and raising it to $15 an hour;
(f) fails to fight climate change or grow the economy while protecting the environment; and
(g) relies on one time asset sales and accounting sleight-of-hand to achieve a balance.”.
The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the subamendment of Mr. Trudeau (Papineau), seconded by Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants), — That the amendment be amended by adding the following:
“(h) unfairly benefits the rich instead of helping the middle class and those working hard to join it; and
(i) contains no plan for jobs and growth.”.
The question was put on the subamendment and it was negatived on the following division:
YEAS: 114, NAYS: 147