November 14, 2011
The New Democratic Party announced Monday morning they plan on introducing a private member’s bill to take the HST off home heating as soon as the Legislature resumes next week.
The bill will be introduced by newly elected MPP Michael Mantha (Algoma Manitoulin). He said it will save families $100 a year.
“Everybody needs heat in their homes,” Mantha told reporters at Queen’s Park. “This is a small step but it will make a real difference in people’s lives.”
The NDP bill does not include taking the HST off of hydro, said Leader Andrea Horwath.