moved for leave to introduce Bill C-239, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (services to a charity or public authority).
Mr. Speaker, in Nova Scotia alone, volunteerism creates $2 billion of economic activity. People who join groups like the Lions Club, the Kinsmen Club, et cetera do not received tax deductions for their services. We believe that people should be able to claim a blanket tax deduction for a certain number of hours that they serve. The membership fees that are paid to these organizations should be tax deductible as well.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)