Tampon tax break – strings attached?

OTTAWA—As of July 1, feminine hygiene products will be exempt from the federal portion of the GST.  While women across the nation rejoice, men are feeling left out.

“Why is it that men are always excluded from everything?” asked Joel Hussy, president of men’s rights group The Male Unit.  “We can’t continue to absorb such hits to our gender.  Our cause is leaking support.  It’s a bloodbath.”

After decades of campaigns and an online petition that garnered massive support, the motion to make tampons and the like tax free will become law.  The change will cost the government an estimated $33 million dollars in lost revenue.

Conservative MP Larry Miller proposed several female-centric alternatives to the cut.  “What about a tax break on make-up?  Or lingerie?  Or diet pills?  Those are all specific to women.  Why can’t we have a tax break for women that also benefits men?”

Tory MP Michelle Rempel, who tabled the motion, suggested Miller could benefit from the tax break by stuffing a sanitary napkin in his big mouth.

Molly Donovan

Molly Donovan

I grew up in the USA, but don't hold that against me because I'm also Canadian. Just think of me as the mole.

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