Masse Introduces Petition Supporting Bill C-274, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (charities)

Hansard – January 29, 2009

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have another set of petitions that support my attempt to change the tax charity act. This is a bill which I have reintroduced this morning. It calls on amending the tax charity act.

Right now about 8% of the economy is in the charitable industry but it has received no benefit, including no economic stimuli in the recent budget. In fact, we have actually reduced the amount of charitable donation one can receive as a citizen in the last two Conservative budgets.

This is thousands of people supporting this change.