An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on bicycles)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Shawn Murphy  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of Feb. 3, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment amends the Excise Tax Act to eliminate the goods and services tax on the sale of bicycles.

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Excise Tax Act
Routine Proceedings

February 3rd, 2009 / 10 a.m.
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Liberal

Shawn Murphy Charlottetown, PE

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-283, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on bicycles).

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House to table my private member's bill which, I should point out, was tabled in the previous Parliament but died on the order paper. I believe the federal government can encourage people to make these good transportation choices by supporting my bill which calls for an amendment to the Excise Tax Act to eliminate the goods and services tax on the sale of bicycles.

By giving people the incentive to choose environmentally friendly modes of transportation, we will be doing the right thing for Canadians and for the environment. I hope the House will support this initiative when it comes before it for debate.

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