An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (herbal remedies)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.


Peter Stoffer  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of Feb. 5, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)


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Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

February 5th, 2001 / 3:05 p.m.
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Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-211, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (herbal remedies).

Mr. Speaker, again I bring sweeping legislation to the House of Commons in the fact that as we become an aging generation, millions of Canadians are looking for alternatives to cure their many ailments.

One of those alternatives could be a herbal alternative. Quite simply, the bill states that if a licensed physician prescribes to an individual a herbal alternative in lieu of a prescription drug, the individual should then be able to claim that herbal alternative as a medical expense.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)