moved for leave to introduce Bill C-253, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (expenses incurred by caregivers).
Mr. Speaker, the expenses incurred by people who care for their loved ones or those who are infirm in their own homes or the caregiver's home should be tax deductible. We are the sandwich generation. We are an older population. Many seniors are looking after other seniors. Many family members are looking after seniors. The bill would allow the expenses that they incur to be tax deductible in order to alleviate the financial strain that they are under when it comes to caregiving.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)