An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on books or pamphlets)

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.


Alexa McDonough  NDP

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


Not active, as of Nov. 4, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)


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Excise Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

November 4th, 2005 / 12:05 p.m.
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Alexa McDonough NDP Halifax, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-435, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on books or pamphlets).

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured today to introduce a bill to amend the Excise Tax Act to eliminate the goods and services tax on the sale of books and pamphlets.

The GST on books and pamphlets and the federal decision to impose HST on education books with CD-ROMs erect senseless barriers to education materials and literacy objectives. The government must remove these barriers, these counterproductive measures, and invest instead in serious literacy initiatives which would have lasting effects.

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