An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (medical equipment)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

Sponsor

Blair Wilson  Green

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of Oct. 23, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Excise Tax Act to eliminate the goods and services tax (GST) on the sale of large durable medical equipment to certain charitable organizations or charitable foundations.

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Excise Tax Act
Routine Proceedings

October 23rd, 2007 / 10:05 a.m.
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Liberal

Blair Wilson West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-467, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (medical equipment).

Mr. Speaker, charities are increasingly funding the acquisition of medical equipment that community hospitals need. In my riding alone, the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation's Back the CAT campaign raised $1.6 million for a CT scanner and the Whistler Health Care Foundation raised $1.3 million for a CT scanner. The Powell River Health Care Auxiliary has similar plans.

Canadians who give to our hospitals and help their neighbours get the medical care they need should not have to pay GST on these donations. The bill would ensure that the funds raised by our hospital foundations will go even further in helping to improve Canadians' health care.

I ask my colleagues from all parties to support the bill and help gets results for our hospitals and for Canadians.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)