An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (goods and services tax on school authorities)
This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.
Alex Atamanenko NDP
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013
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This enactment amends the Excise Tax Act to increase the goods and services tax rebate for school authorities from 68% to 100%.
Excise Tax Act
June 23rd, 2011 / 10:10 a.m.
Alex Atamanenko British Columbia Southern Interior, BC
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-259, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (goods and services tax on school authorities).
Mr. Speaker, this is a very important bill for school authorities in our country. Currently, school authorities get a GST rebate of 68%. We want to make sure it is 100%, the same that municipalities receive.
School authorities in my riding are suffering because of a lack of adequate funding from the provincial government. They often have to make hard choices which involve decisions to shut down schools, which often pits one small community against another.
This would be a small step the federal government could do to ensure that school authorities had a little more cash as they put forward their budgets and try to overcome those difficulties.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)