moved for leave to introduce Bill C-282, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on carbon offsets).
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to introduce a private member's bill for the consideration of this House.
At a time when Canadians are trying to lower the negative impact they have on the environment, it is the role of the House and, I would suggest, the obligation for the government to incentivize people to encourage good behaviour. That is why I, seconded by the member for Random—Burin—St. George's, are calling for an amendment to the Excise Tax Act that would offer an exemption to the goods and services tax on carbon offsets.
I believe this would be a good way of encouraging Canadians to reduce their environmental impact and I hope the House will support the bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)