John McCallum, the party's finance critic, is understood to have pushed the idea of increasing the federal goods and services tax back to 7%.
"It's an option. All I can say is that it is consistent with our approach. But I'm not about to say that the Liberal party will raise the GST because that's not been decided," he said in an interview from Paris, where he is attending an OECD meeting.
This if this first time I ever agreed with the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation... well I only half agree.
John Williamson, national director of the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation, said he would welcome income tax cuts. But he said the idea of linking those cuts to an increase in the GST would be "electoral suicide."