From tampons to toilet paper

Taxi pads

As of July 1st – Canada Day – women in Canada will no longer be required to pay sales tax when purchasing feminine hygiene products such as tampons and pads. The change comes after many months of Canadians decrying the tax as gender discriminatory, as solely a tax on women (see House of Commons debate).

Having wracked my brain, I was unable to determine an equivalent male-exclusive product and so broadened my thinking to identify products that might be absolute necessities. There are no taxes on groceries, for example – family-size purchases, that is; “junk food” and “individual” purchases are taxed.

And then it struck me: toilet paper.

So yesterday, I launched a faux campaign to remove the taxes from toilet paper, and welcome you all to join what I am calling the #BowelMovement.

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Feel free to * ahem * pass this along.

TP tax

2 thoughts on “From tampons to toilet paper

  1. And what about people addicted to nicotine? If addiction is considered a disease, would nicotine be the medication? But yeah, toilet paper. As long as we in Canada insist on murdering thousands of trees each year just to keep our asses clean instead of implementing a toilet/bidet devise as used in more advanced countries like Korea, then let’s kill that tax too.

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