There is a simple way for the federal government to show fairness to all regions of the country, to industries, to businesses, as well as to taxpayers: It is to completely stop subsidizing businesses and to reduce their taxes. This is not only a fair solution, but one that is economically efficient. It is a solution that emphasizes the rigorous management of public finances, the accountability of business players and the discipline of the free market. It is the only coherent conservative solution that respects our values of freedom and responsibility.
It is this solution that I will defend in Ottawa.