moved for leave to introduce Bill C-255, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteers).
Mr. Speaker, the country would be unable to operate without the access to the generous support and opportunity by volunteers. In Nova Scotia alone, volunteerism puts $2 billion back into our economy.
Basically, we are asking that any person who volunteers 250 hours a year or more to a registered organization or charity should be able to claim up to $1,000 in tax deductions for their efforts in this country.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)