An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on bicycles, adult tricycles and related goods and services)

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

Sponsor

Joyce Murray  Liberal

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

Status

Not active, as of June 19, 2008
(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 on the sale of bicycles and adult tricycles and on related goods and services.

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Excise Tax Act
Routine Proceedings

June 19th, 2008 / 10:05 a.m.
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Liberal

Joyce Murray Vancouver Quadra, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-572, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on bicycles, adult tricycles and related goods and services).

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce my first bill as a member of Parliament, entitled An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on bicycles, adult tricycles and related goods and services).

I would like to acknowledge and thank my hon. colleague for Charlottetown for his assistance and for seconding this bill.

The best way to encourage a shift in behaviour is to provide incentives. By removing the GST on bicycles and bicycle-related goods, accessories and services, we can promote their use as one of the most environmentally sound, healthy and affordable forms of transportation and recreation.

This bill is part of a much larger course of action that must be taken to shift taxes off those things we want more of, such as clean transportation, and onto those things we want less of, such as pollution.

This is a green shift that we as Canadians must make as we work to reduce the risks of climate change. As someone who has personally experienced the many benefits of bicycling to work regularly, I am proud to introduce this bill and I hope my hon. colleagues will join me in supporting it.

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