The Chibougamau Chamber of Commerce is lobbying the Quebec government to expand the Native taxexemption.

The 180-member association wants Native consumers to be able to purchase

goods and services, and take delivery of them in town, without paying sales taxes.

Presently, Natives are exempt only if the product is delivered to a reserve.

Nancy Caouette, secretary of the chambre of commerce, said merchants have wanted the exemption to beextended for years.