#NoTaxOnTampons motion has unanimous approval. Remove the tax now!
May 13, 2015 — The motion to remove the discriminatory tax on menstruation products passed 258 to 0!
One by one, every parliamentarian stood up to agree there should be no tax on tampons.
This motion is a huge step—we can move forward knowing that all major political parties believe that this tax should be removed.
Motions are non-binding, so we will continue to pay taxes on menstruation products until the government amends the tax act. The NDP opposition is asking that the government amend the budget to include this important change.
On Tuesday, during Question Period, Irene Mathyssen and Mylene Freeman stood up to ask when the Conservative Government would remove the tax.
You can watch Kellie Leitch’s less than favourable response here:
or here: http://www.cpac.ca/en/programs/question-period/episodes/90005097/
So we need to keep the pressure up! Keep a running tally of the GST you pay on menstruation products so that you can tell Conservative MPs just how much they are unfairly collecting from our periods.
Call, email, and write letters to Conservative MPs and demand they stop the unfair tax now—there is no reason to wait!
Find their contact info here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members.
You can also Tweet to @KellieLeitch and @MinJoeOliver about #NoTaxOnTampons. We would love to see you Tweet pictures of your period product receipts (including the GST)!
This is still a time to celebrate—regardless of which party is in power after the federal election, we are confident that the next budget will remove the tax on menstruation products…
Or we will be back, every month, to remind them of their promise:
For the latest press coverage on the motion please check out our:
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Twitter account: https://twitter.com/CDNMenstruators
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