An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (children's diapers and products for newborns)

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


Caroline St-Hilaire  Bloc

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


Not active, as of May 14, 2008
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment amends the Excise Tax Act to exempt cloth diapers and disposable diapers for children, and products designed for newborn children, from the goods and services tax.


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Excise Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

May 14th, 2008 / 3:10 p.m.
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Caroline St-Hilaire Bloc Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-544, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (children's diapers and products for newborns).

Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to be tabling in this House a bill to amend the Excise Tax Act in order to exempt children's diapers from the goods and services tax and so follow the lead of the Quebec government, which has not charged sales tax on these products for several years now.

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