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

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Shawn Murphy  Liberal

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


Introduced, as of Feb. 3, 2009
(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 provide that the Goods and Services Tax will not be levied on the purchase of any product identified by the Minister of the Environment as providing an offset against the emission of greenhouse cases into the atmosphere.


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Excise Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

February 3rd, 2009 / 10 a.m.
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Shawn Murphy Liberal Charlottetown, PE

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)