April 4, 1957 (22nd Parliament, 5th Session)

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Mr. Paiterson@

I wonder if the minister could say just what consideration has been given to the matter of raising the exemption in this particular respect. I have urged for three years now that this exemption be raised to at least 20 per cent for the very reasons that have been given, that many feel their contribution to their own church should be a minimum of 10 per cent. Then there is nothing one can contribute to other worthy causes and still keep within the regulations. I think if you want to encourage generosity in regard to these different things, then the government should take into consideration raising the limit on deductions. Can the minister say whether consideration has been given to raising the exemption to 20 per cent or so?

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX ACT
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