An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (feminine hygiene products)
This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.
Irene Mathyssen NDP
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013
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The purpose of this enactment is to exempt the sale of feminine hygiene products from the goods and services tax (GST).
Excise Tax Act
September 23rd, 2011 / 12:05 p.m.
Irene Mathyssen London—Fanshawe, ON
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-282, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (feminine hygiene products).
Mr. Speaker, this is an important bill in regard to the sale of feminine hygiene products and the extension of the GST because these products are a necessity. If we look at the experience of most women in Canada, it is a 40-year experience. These products are certainly not a luxury and that their use deems an exception from the GST.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)