An Act to amend the Excise Act, 2001 (wine exemption)

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


Dean Allison  Conservative

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


Not active, as of Nov. 23, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)


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Excise ActRoutine Proceedings

November 23rd, 2005 / 3:15 p.m.
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Dean Allison Conservative Niagara West—Glanbrook, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-451, An Act to amend the Excise Act, 2001 (wine exemption).

Mr. Speaker, it is a fact that Canadian wines are some of the best in the world and that most Canadian wines have to deal with heavily subsidized imports. Even though in the past three budgets, and there were three concurrent unanimous all-party recommendations from the finance committee to reduce the excise tax, this has not happened.

I propose that we look at 100% of Canadian wines and remove the excise tax up to 900,000 litres to help create a level playing field for our industry.

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