moved for leave to introduce Bill C-450, An Act to amend the Alternative Fuels Act and the Excise Tax Act.
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce my first private member's bill, an act to amend the Alternative Fuels Act and the Excise Tax Act. The bill is seconded by the member Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor. The bill would increase the percentage of motor vehicles owned by the federal government and operating on alternative fuels from 4% to 10% by the year 2009.
It would also offer incentives to private vehicle purchasers to acquire alternative fuel vehicles by offering rebates on the goods and services tax paid. The result would be reduced greenhouse gas emissions and, as such, a cleaner environment.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)