Bill C-201

An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (travel and accommodation deduction for tradespersons)

This bill was tabled by Chris Charlton on June 12, 2011.

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Status of this Bill

Introduction and First Reading

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  • Photo of Chris Charlton
    Chris Charlton spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

    Mr. Speaker, maybe the Prime Minister should not have left the country. I think this may be the first time that two Conservatives are not on the same page with respect to their talking points. I asked the member for Calgary Northeast about the details of the Canada jobs grant and he said that he was still out there consulting. Yet the Minister of Labour just said that she was really excited about this program. She must know some details that the member for Calgary Northeast does not. However, I want to ask her about something more specific today. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Chris Charlton
    Chris Charlton spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

    Mr. Speaker, as I said in my comments, there were many areas in the study on skills shortages that we actually agreed upon, on all sides of the House. What the member wants is that I suggest that in some areas of the country there are skills shortages of such a nature that we absolutely have to bring in temporary foreign workers and that we have to be able to get access to cheap labour. Frankly, that is a recommendation with which I cannot agree, because until we actually provide decent wages for jobs and provide Canadians with the kind of skills training that enables them to fill the jobs in the areas where there are shortages, and until we provide incentives for labour mobility, temporary foreign workers should be the very last resort. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Chris Charlton
    Chris Charlton spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House this afternoon to move concurrence in the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities presented on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, with respect to labour and skills shortages in Canada. The subtitle of the report is “Addressing Current and Future Challenges”. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Chris Charlton
    Chris Charlton spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion—Employment Insurance

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak in support of our NDP motion to fix Canada's employment insurance system and to help those Canadians who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. ... more

    Feb. 5, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ryan Cleary
    Ryan Cleary spoke

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    May 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Hoang Mai
    Hoang Mai spoke

    Thank you. ... more

    Oct. 3, 2011,   Parliament
  • Mr. Robert Blakely (Director, Canadian Affairs, Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, Canadian Office) spoke

    Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. ... more

    Oct. 3, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Chris Charlton
    Chris Charlton spoke about Routine Proceedings > Income Tax Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-201, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (travel and accommodation deduction for tradespersons). ... more

    June 8, 2011,   Parliament