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e-1581 (Tax system)

Initiated by Guss Nash from Carbon, Alberta

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • The previous government instituted a tax credit for Volunteer Firemen in 2011 and a similar tax treatment for Volunteer Search and Rescue in 2014;
  • Property Crime and Criminal Code Offences have spiked in Rural Alberta;
  • Citizens on Patrol, acting as the eyes and ears of the RCMP have proven to be highly effective in reducing the incidents of crime; and
  • A Citizen on Patrol is an unarmed, unpaid, volunteer who often requires the use of a personal vehicle.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to extend a tax credit to Citzens on Patrol similar to that already given to Volunteer FireFighters and Search and Rescue volunteers.
Government response tabled on October 23, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-1-35)
Open for signature
March 14, 2018, at 1:47 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
July 12, 2018, at 1:47 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Martin Shields (Bow River)
September 20, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02625)
Government response tabled
October 23, 2018
Photo - Martin Shields
Bow River
Conservative Caucus