An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on funeral arrangements)
This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.
Peter Stoffer 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 eliminate the goods and services tax (GST) on the sale of goods and services under an arrangement for funeral services.
Excise Tax Act
September 19th, 2011 / 3:10 p.m.
Peter Stoffer Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-268, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on funeral arrangements).
Mr. Speaker, every family in this country goes through the death of a relative, a loved one or a friend. The average cost of a funeral in this country is $10,000 and it is simply unconscionable for the federal government to tax that.
I have been reintroducing this bill since 1998. It is now 13 years in the making. I hope the federal government will understand this time that a tax on funerals is simply unconscionable, un-Canadian and immoral.
I am asking the federal government to remove the GST portion on all funeral and crematorium services.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)