The government tabled the change in a way and means motion on Thursday. The move comes much sooner than initially expected, as the Conservatives initially said it would be addressed in a future budget.
In addition to tampons, the change will include sanitary napkins, sanitary belts and menstrual cups.
Many have long complained it was a tax that unfairly targeted women.
The government supported an NDP motion earlier this month to drop the tax, but was non-committal on when the change could occur.
More to come