moved for leave to introduce Bill C-434, An Act to amend the Income tax Act (in-home care of relatives).
Mr. Speaker, the basic summary states that this enactment would:
--amend the Income Tax Act to allow a taxpayer with a live-in relative who is 65 years of age or older, or who has a mental or physical infirmity, to receive a personal tax credit equivalent to the subsidy normally provided by the Government of Canada to a long-term care facility with respect to such a relative.
The purpose of this bill is to allow people who have infirmities later in life to stay in their own homes longer and it states that people who care for these individuals should receive a tax break equivalent to the break that would be received if they were put in a nursing home or other institution. We ask for speedy passage of the bill.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)