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e-2943 (Taxation)

Initiated by Diane Lavergne from Laval, Quebec

Original language of petition: French

Petition to the Minister of National Revenue

  • The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced on September 8, 2020, that osteopathic care will now be subject to the GST and QST, and this decision will also be implemented by Revenu Québec for harmonization purposes;
  • Osteopathy is health care according to the Government of Quebec and is being recognized as an essential service during the pandemic;
  • The CRA’s decision will penalize hundreds of thousands of Canadians who receive care from osteopaths, both financially and in terms of access to health care;
  • The CRA’s decision affects osteopaths only, as the health care provided by other health professionals governed by a professional body in Quebec is not subject to any taxation;
  • Including osteopaths within a professional body would prevent osteopathic services from being subject to the GST and QST, like all other health care services provided by a professional governed by the Quebec Professional Code; and
  • On October 21, 2020, the Government of Quebec signaled its firm desire to oversee the practice of osteopathy in Quebec by launching a public consultation to this end.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of National Revenue to immediately suspend the imposition of taxes on osteopathic care provided in Quebec.
Open for signature
October 23, 2020, at 8:32 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
November 22, 2020, at 8:32 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Bernard Généreux (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup)
November 23, 2020 (Petition No. 432-00261)
Photo - Bernard Généreux
Conservative Caucus
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