moved for leave to introduce Bill C-410, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (exemptions for volunteers).
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce my private member's bill which, if enacted, will amend the Income Tax Act to increase the tax exemption available to volunteer ambulance technicians, volunteer firefighters and persons who assist in the search or rescue of individuals.
The bill is a result of a meeting with many of the volunteer firefighters from my riding and municipal councils who have been attempting to change Revenue Canada's tax provisions to increase the tax free rate from $1,000 to $2,500. In recognition of the sacrifice of time and potential injury of these necessary emergency volunteers, I urge members on all sides of the House to support this private member's bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)