moved for leave to introduce Bill C-220, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on funeral arrangements).
Mr. Speaker, as we all know, there are two things hard to avoid and they are death and taxes, but when one has to pay tax on one's death, that is objectionable.
When the Conservatives introduced the GST in the 1980s, they put a tax on funeral and crematorium services. We think that is wrong. A grieving family should not have to pay tax for those services on the death of a loved one. We would like that tax removed from funeral and crematorium services and the sooner the better.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)