Protest Held to Oppose Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products

University of Winnipeg students protest tax on feminine hygiene products during a 'Hygiene Gardening Party' on Friday, March 23, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

Feminine hygiene products will be on full display this afternoon as part of a protest against GST on such items.

University of Winnipeg students for Nonviolent Social Change will host a “Hygiene Gardening Party,” where tampons and pads will make up “hygiene trees.”

A group of Faculty of Arts students will be protesting from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. to reignite the discussion on the issue on Parliament Hill, and demand that taxes on feminine hygiene products be abolished.

“Menstruation is a necessity, so why are gender based taxes such as the one on feminine hygiene products still in place?,” a news release read.

The gardening party will be held in front of Wesley Hall at 510 Portage Avenue.

Updated at 3:53 p.m. with photo from the protest.

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