moved for leave to introduce Bill C-206, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on books or pamphlets).
Mr. Speaker, as an educator and as someone who supports access to books, one of the things we can do is eliminate the cost of books. We saw this recently with the cost of books going up. Punishing people who want to educate their children and themselves is something we should not do, and I believe that having the GST on books and education materials does just that.
This bill would alleviate the costs that people must pay to educate their children and themselves.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)