moved for leave to introduce Bill C-351, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (herbal remedies).
Madam Speaker, thousands upon thousands of Canadians cannot take pharmaceutical sulpha-based drugs and their doctors recommend alternative remedies for their ailments. I for one, and many others, do not believe they should be taxed. These should be considered a medical expense and people should able to deduct that expense from their income tax. They should not be taxed because fair is fair. For those who cannot take the regular sulpha-based pharmaceuticals, if these alternative are available to help improve their lives, so be it.
We are very pleased to introduce the bill, which would remove the tax and make it a tax deduction for people.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)