Peter MacKay 'will never apologize' for mandatory victim surcharge ruled unconstitutional - 2020-02-28
Peter MacKay says he "will never apologize" for a Harper-era law that was struck down, and found to be cruel and unusual punishment by the country's top court.
In a wide-ranging interview this week with The Globe and Mail, Mr. MacKay defended the mandatory victim surcharge, which was ruled unconstitutional. He also said the victim bill of rights that doubled down on the surcharge is among his biggest accomplishments from his time in government.
Looking forward, Mr. MacKay said if he was elected, he would cut personal taxes – favouring the Liberal approach of increasing the basic personal exemption. And he said Canada needs to meet its 2030 greenhouse-gas emissions targets, but wouldn't say where he stands on those set for 2050.