Bill 42
Act to Amend the Petroleum
Products Tax Act

The information on this page has been compiled by Ecology north

Status: Passed

Review the Public hearings on August 1, 2019


Excerpt from the published text of the Bill:

The Bill amends the Petroleum Products Tax Act to impose a carbon tax on petroleum products and natural gas. It makes the amendments necessary for collection and administration of this new tax to be handled in the same manner as the current fuel tax. Purchasers are required to pay the tax and vendors and collectors are required to remit the tax to the Government of the Northwest Territories. The Bill allows the Minister to provide in regulation for rebates and grants and increases the maximum fines and penalties which may be imposed either as administrative penalties or on summary conviction. Finally, the Bill adds provisions for the appeal of an assessment of tax, interest or administrative penalties under the Act.

The Hansard is the daily printed record of the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly of the NWT
Scroll to pages 5310 and 5312 for MLA comments on Bill 42 at second reading

GNWT Documents

Early in the legislative process, the government department sponsoring the bill compiles the results of their preliminary public consultation efforts into one or more reports. These reports may include an engagement or discussion paper and a What We Heard report which are often published on a webpage with additional resources for public engagement.

Prior to the Bill being brought to Standing Committee, the department sponsoring the Bill accepts submissions from various stakeholders on the proposed content and scope of the Bill. These stakeholders include non-governmental organization, individuals, and businesses.

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Expert review of Bill 42 has been provided to Ecology North by Cody Sharpe, PhD of the Northern Governance Institute:

Public submissions to the Standing Committee will be posted to this tab as they become available.

Photos by Brian Kinzie