An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (goods and services tax on school authorities)

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.


Alex Atamanenko  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Oct. 8, 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 increase the goods and services tax rebate for school authorities from 68% to 100%.


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Excise Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

October 8th, 2009 / 10:05 a.m.
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Alex Atamanenko NDP British Columbia Southern Interior, BC

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)