Thursday March 05, 2015

End federal tax on tampons, says NDP MP Irene Mathyssen

No Tax on Tampons: A campaign to remove the GST charged on menstruation products

No Tax on Tampons: A campaign to remove the GST charged on menstruation products (Classic Film, Flickr cc)

Listen 9:16

In 2011 we spoke with Katie Lingard, whose father has Huntington's disease. Multiple companies denied Katie insurance coverage for her practise as a chiropractor because she refused to be screened for the disease. 

Eventually Katie Lingard did manage to get insurance, but her story is not unique.

Senator Jim Cowan, the leader of the Opposition in the Senate, has been advocating to make genetic discrimination illegal. But his bill was gutted last month... and is now likely to fail.

Senator James Cowan joined us from Halifax.


This segment was produced by The Current's Sarah Grant.