News Briefs for Mach 30, 2016

Malcolmson calls for end to taxes on baby items

Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s MP is asking the federal government to rescind a tax on everyday baby items and have them classified as essential.

According to a press release, Sheila Malcolmson, MP and critic for the status of women, introduced a bill with fellow MP Christine Moore, seeking to change the Excise Tax Act to include essential products for babies on “the list of zero-rated goods.”

Under the bill, federal tax would be excluded on items such as baby bottles, nipples, diapers and some breast feeding merchandise.

“Buying diapers and baby bottles isn’t a luxury for families – it’s a necessity,” said Malcolmson. “It makes no sense to ask families with young children to pay tax on these products when there are exemptions for other non-essential products such as frozen pizzas and cocktail cherries.”

Light Up on new video

The Festival of Lights has posted a video that shows the behind the scenes community action that leads up to the dazzling opening of the annual Light Up event, which took place Nov. 26 this year. You can view the video, produced buy CMEFIRST, at vimeo.com/159011886

 

 

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