Tampon tax to be abolished thanks to NDP efforts
May 28th, 2015 - 9:42am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2015
TAMPON TAX TO BE ABOLISHED THANKS TO NDP EFFORTS
OTTAWA – After years of efforts, New Democrats are proud to have succeeded in eliminating the federal tax on feminine hygiene products.
This tax, which unfairly penalizes women, transgender and other people with periods, is in the process of being removed thanks to last month’s motion tabled by MP Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) as well as the concerted efforts of the actors concerned.
“Finally, the government has listened to reason and put an end to this injustice. That is a victory for all women” said Mathyssen.
“Today, the government recognized that feminine hygiene products are essential products” said NDP Status of Women critic Mylène Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel).
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