Mr. Speaker, I have already submitted 25,000 names, and several thousand more today, of Canadian citizens who use alternate medicines, such as supplements and vitamins, for preventive health care. This is kind of a novel idea that we would look after our health before we become sick.
The petitioners think that it is very important and essential to get tax relief on personal income tax returns by means of using receipts from licensed health food stores and not only “as recorded by a pharmacist”, as the government says in the Income Tax Act.
The petitioners are praying that the government will take the necessary steps to change section 118.2(2)(n) of the Income Tax Act.
These are people right across Canada. I say good for them for trying to look after their own health before they get sick and not after.