An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (post-traumatic stress syndrome)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.


Mathieu Ravignat  NDP

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


Introduced, as of May 13, 2015
(This bill did not become law.)


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

This enactment amends the Income Tax Act to provide that veterans and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with post-traumatic stress syndrome are eligible for the medical expense credit and the credit for mental or physical impairment.


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Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

May 13th, 2015 / 3:20 p.m.
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Mathieu Ravignat NDP Pontiac, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-677, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (post-traumatic stress syndrome).

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to introduce in the House this bill which, for the record, was inspired by a veteran in my riding, Mr. Daniel Bélanger.

This bill would provide financial assistance to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome by making them eligible for the medical expense tax credit and the disability tax credit.

I hope that my bill to help our heroes will be supported by all members of the House regardless of their party affiliation.

The bill has one aim, which is to help the heroes of our country, who are suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, get some financial relief for themselves and for their families when it comes to tax time. They deserve it and we should be supporting this bill as we go forward. I hope to have the support from all members of the House.

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