An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tuition credit and education credit)

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


Dave Chatters  Canadian Alliance

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


Not active, as of Feb. 11, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)


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Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

February 11th, 2004 / 3:40 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Dave Chatters Canadian Alliance Athabasca, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-475, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (tuition credit and education credit).

Mr. Speaker, it is a honour for me to rise today to introduce my bill after a lot of consultations across Canada and to give first reading to my private member's bill which seeks to amend the Income Tax Act by extending the tuition credit and education credit to individuals who follow a formal course of instruction provided by a qualified music instructor.

At the present time, music instructors who do not teach in a recognized institution of higher learning are ineligible to provide their students with this benefit, despite the fact that their training could be the same or more advanced than an instructor in an institution. Certainly the great benefit to the student is no less, whether or not they are enrolled in a recognized institution.

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