moved for leave to introduce Bill C-458, an act respecting a national charities week and to amend the Income Tax Act (charitable and other gifts).
Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise today to table my private member's bill, an act respecting a national charities week and to amend the Income Tax Act.
As we know, charitable organizations play an important role in our society. It is vital that we support this excellent work and continue to invest in the strength of our communities. That is exactly what my private member's bill would do.
I am proposing that the tax deadline for charitable donations be moved to the end of February during tax preparation season to raise awareness of the available tax credits and to encourage increased giving. At the same time, national charities week at the end of February would highlight and celebrate the important work of our charitable sector.
I urge all members to support this bill as we work together to champion our charities and to build a better society.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)