HANSARD: Why the government would exclude housing co op from the GST exemption?!

House of Commons Hansard #224 of the 44th Parliament, 1st Session.
Affordable Housing and Groceries Act
Government Orders
September 26th, 2023 / 1:25 p.m.

Jenny Kwan Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, it is interesting. The member actually mentioned the program for co-ops in budget 2022. As it stands right now, not one penny has rolled out of that budget measure. In fact, there is not even an agreement with the co-op sector to roll that money out.

Aside from that, with respect to this bill, why did the government explicitly exclude co-ops from accessing the exemption for the GST in the bill?

Kevin Lamoureux Winnipeg North, MB

Mr. Speaker, I do not know if I believe the first part of what the member said, because on the second part, the co-ops are exempt already. They do not need to be exempted, from what I understand, because they are currently exempt. If I am wrong, I would apologize. Equally, if the member is wrong, will she stand up and apologize?

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