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e-1480 (Tax system)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Étienne van Steenberghe from Montreal, Quebec, on February 5, 2018, at 3:23 p.m. (EDT)
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Public transit
Public transit tax credit
Presented to the House of Commons

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Public transit makes important contributions to the environment, greenhouse gas reductions and air quality, healthy lifestyles, and economic development;
  • The public transit tax credit is a way to recognize and encourage people to choose an environmentally friendly mode of transportation that does not cause congestion in urban spaces;
  • This tax credit is a fair incentive to use public transit because it is based on personal income. In some regions, users can sometimes save the equivalent of two monthly passes per year;
  • The public transit tax credit benefits seniors, families, students and the middle class; and
  • The Government of Canada committed to reducing the tax burden on the middle class and the Prime Minister of Canada said, “We were elected on a promise to reduce taxes for the middle class.”
We, the undersigned, Citizens (or residents) of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to restore the public transit tax credit and make it retroactive to January 1, 2018.
Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie
NDP
Quebec
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 20, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02566)
Government response tabled on
Open for signature : February 5, 2018, at 3:23 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : June 5, 2018, at 3:23 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
21
British Columbia
56
Manitoba
55
New Brunswick
15
Newfoundland and Labrador
3
Nova Scotia
3
Ontario
111
Quebec
759
Saskatchewan
4
Yukon
1
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