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e-443 (Tax system)

E-petition
Initiated by Darren Francis from Victoria, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The issue of religious tax preferment is especially relevant now because of the number of Canadians living outside any religious affiliation continues to grow;
  • According to Statistics Canada, in 2011, roughly 7,850,600 people, or nearly one-quarter of Canada's population (23.9%), have no religious affiliation;
  • This was up from 16.5% a decade earlier, as recorded in the 2001 Census;
  • That underscores the unfairness of taxing all Canadians to subsidize religious institutions that only some Canadians utilize.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to recognize the separation of Church and State and the unfairness of taxing all Canadians to subsidize religious institutions by taxing both property and income of all religious organizations.
Government response tabled on June 13, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-1-47)
Open for signature
March 9, 2017, at 5:38 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
July 7, 2017, at 5:38 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Murray Rankin (Victoria)
May 1, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03479)
Government response tabled
June 13, 2019
Photo - Murray Rankin
Victoria
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia
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