An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on bicycles)

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


Shawn Murphy  Liberal

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


Not active, as of June 18, 2008
(This bill did not become law.)


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 on the sale of bicycles.


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Excise Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

June 18th, 2008 / 3:25 p.m.
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Shawn Murphy Liberal Charlottetown, PE

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-570, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on bicycles).

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to table in the House today my private member's bill that would remove GST from bicycles. I thank the hon. member for Vancouver Quadra for agreeing to second my bill, an act to amend the Excise Tax Act, no GST on bicycles.

Through this bill, the Government of Canada could provide support for Canadians looking to reduce their impact on the environment and the health care system.

By promoting bike use, communities can be strengthened through increased physical activity, reduced vehicle congestion and low emission levels. By biking, an individual in Canada can save 28.2 kilograms of carbon for every 100 kilometres travelled.

This bill is a small but important step for the government to support the health of Canadians and our environment.

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