An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (payment of individual's refund to registered charity)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.


Nathan Cullen  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Sept. 27, 2010
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends section 164 of the Income Tax Act to permit an individual to direct the Minister to pay all or any portion of their tax refund to a registered charity.


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Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

September 27th, 2010 / 3:05 p.m.
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Nathan Cullen NDP Skeena—Bulkley Valley, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-563, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (payment of individual's refund to registered charity).

This specific bill, presented by Emily McCosker-Hobley, is an excellent piece of legislation. It recognizes our great fortune to live in a prosperous country like Canada which affords us the responsibility to be generous.

The bill would amend the taxation act to allow Canadians to voluntarily donate some of their tax dollars directly to foreign aid through those international government agencies that exist within Canada. Canadians would respond to this.

All parties must consider this excellent piece of legislation seriously because in the trying times in which we live now it is the responsibility and duty of countries like Canada to step up to the plate fully.

I am so glad to have the guiding hand of these young people directing me rather than just me myself.

We can learn from the vision and hope of these young people. They present to us the right course for this country, remove the cynicism and dire vision that we sometimes incorporate in this place and reach for something more inspirational for the great country of Canada.

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