moved for leave to introduce Bill C-459, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (goods and services tax on school authorities).
Mr. Speaker, I am just reintroducing a bill that I introduced in the last Parliament, at the request of the Canadian School Boards Association. Many school boards across the country have been asking to be relieved of this costly burden for years.
Basically through this act we want to change the GST rebate to 100% for school boards, which would save them approximately $155 million a year and would go a long way toward helping ease the burden on every school in Canada.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)