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e-443 (Tax system)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Darren Francis from Victoria, British Columbia, on March 9, 2017, at 5:38 p.m. (EDT)
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Religion
Tax exemption
Government Response Tabled

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.
Victoria
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on May 1, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03479)
Government response tabled on June 13, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-47)
Open for signature : March 9, 2017, at 5:38 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : July 7, 2017, at 5:38 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
90
British Columbia
167
Manitoba
24
New Brunswick
8
Newfoundland and Labrador
6
Northwest Territories
2
Nova Scotia
15
Ontario
189
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
69
Saskatchewan
37
Yukon
1
Other Countries
3
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