An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on funeral arrangements)
Peter Stoffer NDP
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduction and First Reading
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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)