An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (home security measures)

Sponsor

Randy Hoback  Conservative

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

Status

Introduced, as of Feb. 26, 2020

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Income Tax Act in order to establish the home security tax credit.

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Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

February 26th, 2020 / 3:50 p.m.
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Conservative

Randy Hoback Conservative Prince Albert, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-234, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (home security measures).

Mr. Speaker, I am truly honoured today to rise to introduce the bill.

Before I do, I would like to thank the many residents in my constituency who have reached out to me and provided input on this very important matter. I would also like to thank the member for Red Deer—Lacombe for his guidance and leadership and for seconding the bill. I would also like to thank the Conservative caucus for its support in moving this file forward.

Like many constituents in rural Canada, my constituents in Prince Albert are being ravaged by increasing crime rates. During the last Parliament, the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security recognized that crime in rural areas was a growing concern and that rural crime rates in both eastern and western Canada were increasing.

The bill I am introducing today would create a non-refundable tax credit for home security measures. It would also assist rural residents in purchasing the home security they need to protect themselves, their families and their property. While it is not a complete solution, it is a step in the right direction, a step that individual legislators can take together to begin addressing this problem.

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