I am not certain why the Harper Tories are so dead set against Liberal MP Dan McTeague's bill on Registered Education Savings Plans. (RESPs).
This bill, which passed the House of Commons, will allow parents to deduct from their taxable income up to $5,000 a year per child in contributions to RESPs.
Sounds like a good idea to me.
As the National Post put it, "it seems a very (small-c) conservative type of initiative, not unlike the Tories' popular $100-a-month early childhood care payments."
Yet the Conservatives are asking the Senate to block McTeague's bill.
OK, I understand if it becomes law it will supposedly cost the national treasury $900 million in lost tax revenue.
But I am sure the government can cut spending in other areas to make up for it.
And to get the Conservatives started, I even have a suggestion where they start making cutbacks: how about not sending so many of our tax dollars to Tory-held Quebec ridings!