An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (amateur sport fees)

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

Sponsor

Peter Stoffer  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of June 12, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

June 12th, 2002 / 3:10 p.m.
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NDP

Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-477, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (amateur sport fees).

Mr. Speaker, this is another great idea from the New Democratic Party. It is one of the finest pieces of legislation ever to grace the halls of Parliament Hill.

Basically what the bill would do is allow individuals and families across this great country to deduct any amateur sport fees that they are asked to pay for. For example, fees that are paid for children to be registered for soccer, volleyball, hockey or such sports, should become tax deductible, similar to that of a charitable donation.

This would encourage more people to be active in sports, because we all know that healthy children and adults lead to healthy communities and a great future for our country. We know that we will have great support throughout the--