An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction for volunteer emergency service)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Joy Smith  Conservative

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

Status

Not active, as of May 3, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment amends the Income Tax Act to allow volunteer emergency workers to deduct $3,000 from their taxable income from any source.

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Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

May 3rd, 2006 / 3:20 p.m.
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Conservative

Joy Smith Conservative Kildonan—St. Paul, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-247, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction for volunteer emergency service).

Mr. Speaker, I rise for first reading of my private member's bill, entitled an act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction for volunteer emergency service). This enactment would amend the Income Tax Act to allow volunteer emergency workers to deduct $3,000 from their taxable income from any source. As we are all aware, volunteer firefighters and emergency workers provide over 75% of all emergency services in Canada.

As a country, we need to encourage people to enter volunteer emergency services. I encourage all members of the House to support this bill.

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