Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions I would like to present this morning.
The first one is in recognition of volunteer firemen. These volunteer firemen protect our communities without any financial compensation. There is a deductible, a tax exemption of $500 that is recognized.
My petitioners are humbly praying that this tax exemption be raised from $500 to $1,000 because no change has been made in this tax exemption since 1980.
I would like to support this request from my petitioners for Parliament to pass legislation to recognize the contribution of the firefighters.