Today, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced the next step in his plan to make life more affordable for Canadians. A Conservative government will remove the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from home heating and energy bills, which will save the average Canadian household $107 per year.
“Northern Albertans know that heating your home in the winter isn’t a luxury, it is a necessity,” says Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen. “That is why a Conservative government led by Andrew Scheer will remove the GST from home heating and energy bills and put more money in the pockets of Canadians.”
At a time when Canadians are already paying big home heating and energy bills, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have also introduced a Carbon Tax which increases the cost of everyday essentials like gasoline, groceries, and home heating. Conservatives will scrap the Liberals’ Carbon Tax and put hundreds of dollars back in the pockets of Canadians where it belongs.
“We don’t tax other basic necessities like groceries, and we shouldn’t be taxing home heating. Our plan to remove the GST from home heating and energy bills is just one of the ways that a Conservative government will help Canadians get ahead,” says Viersen.
How much will the average Canadian household save?
The average household will save $107 per year, but some could save as much as $150.
What is included?
All home energy for primary residences – electricity, natural gas, heating oil, propane, wood pellets, and other heating sources will be exempt from the GST. The Canada Revenue Agency will work with utility companies to rebate the 5% GST to consumers, capped at $200 per household.
What is not included?
Commercial energy use will not be exempt from the GST. Investment properties will also not receive the exemption.