Mr. Iain Angus (Thunder Bay-Atikokan):
Madam Speaker, I have two petitions to present this morning. The first one, pursuant to Standing Order 106, has been certified correct as to form and content by the Clerk of Petitions.
It deals with the concern of residents of the community of Atikokan in my riding because they have been left off the eligibility list for the northern residents' tax deduction. They point out that many of the communities left off the list, like theirs, share identical environments. Because they are northern isolated communities they pay increased costs for food, fuel,
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and housing, and the tax deduction was designed to alleviate the added costs of living in these isolated communities.
The petitioners humbly pray and call upon Parliament to declare the Township of Atikokan and the surrounding area to be eligible for the northern residents' tax deduction. There are approximately 240 names on this particular petition.
Sub-subtopic: NORTHERN TAX ALLOWANCE