Taxpayers' Bill of Rights

An Act to confirm the rights of taxpayers and establish the Office for Taxpayer Protection

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.


Jason Kenney  Canadian Alliance

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


Not active, as of Dec. 11, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, an excellent resource from the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Taxpayers' Bill of RightsRoutine Proceedings

December 11th, 2002 / 3:50 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Jason Kenney Canadian Alliance Calgary Southeast, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-336, an act to confirm the rights of taxpayers and establish the Office for Taxpayer Protection.

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to reintroduce this bill, entitled the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights, which is an iteration of a similar bill I have introduced in previous sessions. It seeks to enshrine in law the due process rights of taxpayers when dealing with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, to place the burden of proof on the Minister of National Revenue when it comes to actions taken against taxpayers who have demonstrably acted in good faith.

It furthers creates an office for taxpayer protection, which would act as an ombudsman to assist honest taxpayers who are being unfairly and unduly harassed by the revenue agency.

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