A group of Canadian feminists is raising money to shoot a video about the campaign to remove the GST on feminine hygiene products.
Did you know that we pay GST for period products like tampons and pads but not incontinence products, or non-essential items like cocktail cherries?
Getting the government to support a private member’s bill (aka a proposed law that is introduced by an individual Member of Parliament, in this case who does not belong to the governing party) is admittedly difficult, but promisingly, an online petition has garnered a lot of attention with over 60,000 signatures.
This campaign is clearly strongly resonating with Canadians.
Another way to make a strong impact in support of this campaign is to visit www.canadianmenstruators.ca and print and sign a hard copy of the petition that will be tabled in the House of Commons.
Petitions can be mailed in, no postage required, to MP Irene Mathyssen’s office no later than April 27, 2015.