A New Democrat motion that would have removed the GST from home heating bills and provided funding for a national heat pump program has failed in the House of Commons, with the Conservatives, Liberals, and Bloc Quebecois voting against it.

The NDP motion, introduced by MP Taylor Bachrach, called for the federal government to remove the GST from all forms of home heating, make eco-energy retrofits and heat pumps free for low- and middle-income Canadians, and finance the changes by implementing a tax on the excess profits of oil and gas companies. It failed by 292 votes to 30.

During question period before the vote, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh warned that the “Liberal and Conservative corporate coalition may strike again today.”

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