Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher, recently highlighted new details of the Conservative Party’s plan to make life more affordable for Canadians.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer recently announced that a Conservative government will remove the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from home heating and energy bills. Under the Conservative plan, 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, saving the average Canadian household $107 per year.

“We know how cold it gets here in southeast Manitoba,” said Falk. “Conservatives recognize that heating your home in the winter is a necessity, not a luxury.”

Falk also noted that the Liberals have introduced a carbon tax that will increase the cost of everyday essentials like gasoline, groceries, and home heating. “The Conservative team is focused on putting money back in the pockets of Canadians and helping everyone get ahead,” stated Falk.