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e-1541 (Tax system)

Initiated by Hunter Domino from Toronto, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • Patients receiving psychotherapy treatment from a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in private practice must pay the harmonized sales tax (HST) on the fee charged;
  • Psychotherapy is a health service which, when provided within the scope of practice of members of any other Regulated Health Profession (RHP), is HST-exempt; and
  • The HST adds a financial barrier on top of the social and cultural stigma that can accompany mental illness.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to remove the HST on psychotherapy as a piece of the overall effort to make mental health care as accessible as possible to the citizens of Canada.
Government response tabled on October 26, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-1-36)
Open for signature
February 21, 2018, at 5:03 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
June 21, 2018, at 5:03 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke)
September 26, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02669)
Government response tabled
October 26, 2018
Photo - Pierre-Luc Dusseault
New Democratic Party Caucus
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