moved for leave to introduce Bill C-256, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (physical activity and amateur sport fees).
Mr. Speaker, this is a bill I first introduced in 1999 and will continue to do so.
The bill would give true tax relief for all those involved in sports and physical activity. Basically it says that if a person or any member of his or her family is a member of a gym, or if the kids are part of sports groups, the entire fee, for example, if it were $400 or $500, should be claimed as a tax deduction, similar to that of a charitable donation, without any limits.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)