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Liberal MPP proposes tax credit to help cover the cost of youth activities

Blais’ bill would give parents' a $1,000 tax deduction. The average Canadian family spends $2,500 a year on children’s activities, according to Blais' office.

Published May 16, 2024 at 5:17pm

Barbara Patrocinio
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Barbara Patrocinio
Liberal MPP proposes tax credit to help cover the cost of youth activities
Ontario Liberal MPP Stephen Blais attends Question Period at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Liberal MPP Stephen Blais has proposed a private members' bill that would create a tax credit to support kids' extracurriculars.

The legislation would give families a $1,000 non-refundable tax credit for their kids' sports and after-school programs to help cover costs. The average Canadian family spends $2,500 a year on children’s activities, according to Blais' office.

Blais said his bill would “provide pocketbook relief to families at a time when many are struggling with rising costs.”

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