An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (health club membership fees)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Tom Wappel  Liberal

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

Status

Not active, as of Nov. 18, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)

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Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

November 18th, 2002 / 3:05 p.m.
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Liberal

Tom Wappel Liberal Scarborough Southwest, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-305, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (health club membership fees).

Mr. Speaker, this is a very simple bill with the intent to encourage people to become physically fit and thereby ensure that by being physically fit they will be less of a burden on the health care system as it becomes more and more expensive.

I am using the Income Tax Act to attempt to encourage behaviour that allows people to become physically fit by joining health clubs and making sure they look after themselves. This would permit a deduction of the health club membership prior to the calculation of taxable income.

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