THANK YOU WINDSOR: Masse thanks Windsor West

Hansard – November 29, 2007

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to thank the residents of Windsor West for their activism in a number of campaigns.

When the Chrétien Liberals tried to cancel the disability tax credit, we blocked them. When we learned that Liberal laws allowed companies fines for polluting our environment and poisoning our children and they got generous tax shelters, we ended it. When the Conservatives considered a new tax on TV cable and satellite bills on consumers, we stopped it.

Now we are fighting unfairness on other fronts, by introducing laws that ensure car owners have the right to repair their vehicles at the lowest cost, demanding a refund for Canadians for the hundreds of millions of dollars in overcharges they suffered from the phone monopolies, and changing our tax codes so small donors and charities are treated as well as political parties.

While the Liberals and Conservatives are consumed with damage control about who took money, how much, and the envelopes of cash exchanged in their political worlds, New Democrats are fighting for fairness and protecting the pocketbooks of average Canadians and their families.