An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on the sale of home heating fuels)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Peter Stoffer  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of April 30, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Excise Tax Act to eliminate the goods and services tax (GST) on the sale of home heating fuels.

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Excise Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

April 30th, 2007 / 3:10 p.m.
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NDP

Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-435, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on the sale of home heating fuels).

Mr. Speaker, again this is a reintroduction of a bill that I have had for now seven years. I firmly believe that there should be no taxes paid by people who heat their homes or their dwellings with any kind of natural gas, oil, electricity, or whatever they need.

Heating one's home is an essential aspect of the Canadian way of life and I do not believe the government should be profiting from people heating their homes.

Now, with the price of fuels, natural gas and electricity, it is time to give taxpayers of this country a real break, just like the NDP did in Nova Scotia. It pushed to have the tax removed provincially. Now we ask that it be done federally as well across the country.

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