An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (herbal remedies)

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.


Peter Stoffer  NDP

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


Not active, as of Oct. 20, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)


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Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

October 20th, 2004 / 3:15 p.m.
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Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-232, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (herbal remedies).

Mr. Speaker, I introduced this bill in 1998 and am reintroducing it one more time. For the millions of Canadians out there who cannot take sulpha-based prescription drugs, if a licensed physician prescribes a herbal alternative, they should be able to claim that alternative as a medical tax deduction.

I seek a very quick adoption of this fine piece of legislation.

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