moved for leave to introduce Bill C-296, an act to amend the Income Tax Act.
Mr. Speaker, the bill in essence allows those who volunteer for regular church service or charity organizations to deduct $1,000 from their income tax if indeed they donate 250 hours a year or more to that particular institution.
We are talking about people who volunteer for the Lions Club, for the Legion, for hospices and hospitals. We are talking about the Rotarians, Kiwanis Club members, and all those people who volunteer countless numbers of hours in order for them to assist us in building a better country.
I think the bill, after careful consideration by all the members of Parliament, will sweep through the House like wildfire and become votable very soon.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)