An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Income Tax Act (extra-energy-efficient products)

Sponsor

Don Davies  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of June 3, 2016

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Summary

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This enactment promotes greater energy efficiency among Canadian households and businesses by removing the Excise Tax Act requirement for consumers to pay the goods and services tax and harmonized sales tax on the purchase of eligible energy-efficient products and by providing a tax credit under the Income Tax Act for the purchase of those products.

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Excise Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

June 3rd, 2016 / 12:10 p.m.
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NDP

Don Davies NDP Vancouver Kingsway, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-282, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Income Tax Act (extra-energy-efficient products).

Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the great member for Essex for seconding the bill.

In just two days, June 5, is World Environment Day. I am honoured to stand in the House today and introduce a suite of three environmental bills that will help Canada make progress in this important area. This bill is the first of them.

This enactment would promote greater energy efficiency among Canadian households by removing the sales tax on consumers and businesses for the purchase of eligible energy efficient products, and by providing a tax credit under the Income Tax Act for the purchase of these products.

The bill would provide financial incentives for individual families to lower their carbon footprint by reducing their energy consumption and use.

The existing energy star program helps consumers make informed choices by highlighting energy-efficient products, but the bill would go one step further by exempting such products from the GST or HST.

I urge all members to support this legislation and help save our environment.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)