An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (child adoption expenses)

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


Jay Hill  Canadian Alliance

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


Not active, as of May 3, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)


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PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

June 10th, 2002 / 3:10 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Jay Hill Canadian Alliance Prince George—Peace River, BC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 it is my pleasure to present a petition signed by dozens of citizens from across Canada wishing to bring to the attention of the government the great contribution that adoptive parents make to Canadian society.

In addition to this and subsequent petitions I will present I have been inundated with hundreds of phone calls, faxes, e-mails and letters on this subject. The petitioners believe parliament should pass legislation similar to my private member's bill, Bill C-461, to provide for a tax deduction to help cover costs associated with adopting a child.

Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

May 3rd, 2002 / 12:05 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Jay Hill Canadian Alliance Prince George—Peace River, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-461, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (child adoption expenses).

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from South Surrey--White Rock--Langley for seconding my bill today.

I rise today to introduce a bill to amend the Income Tax Act, specifically to make the act more equitable for parents, in this case, those who have adopted a child. The bill if passed, will allow adoptive parents to deduct the expenses related to the adoption of a child up to a maximum of $7,000. The expenses must have been incurred in that taxation year or in the previous two years.

Canada is faced with the challenges of an aging population and a low birth rate. We as legislators should be doing everything possible to encourage childless couples to start a family. This bill if supported, would be a great first step.

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