About Bill C-458:
Bill C-458 proposes to extend the tax deadline for charitable donations, so that eligible donations made up until the last day of February may be claimed in the previous calendar year. Bill C-458 will also establish the last seven days of February as National Charities Week in Canada.
Bill C-458 had its 1st hour of debate at Second Reading in the House of Commons on March 19, 2013, and will return before the House of Commons for a 2nd hour of debate in the near future.
News Release on the introduction of Bill C-458
Download a copy of Bill C-458
Transcript of 1st hour debate – Hansard
Peter Braid’s Op-Ed on Bill C-458 – Did you miss the deadline?
Media Coverage of Bill C-458:
Bill C-458: Extending the charitable giving year – Gina Rotstein, Calgary Herald, December 13, 2012
Why December may soon not be the best time to donate to charity – Jamie Golombek, National Post, November 24, 2012
Give now or give later? – Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf, Charity Village, November 19, 2012
Bill from Braid deserves support – Editorial, Waterloo Region Record, November 15, 2012
MP puts forth charity initiative – Justin Smirlies, The Cord, November 14, 2012
Braid bill hopes to tweak charity deadline – James Jackson, Waterloo Chronicle, November 14, 2012
Making it easier to donate – National Post Editorial Board, November 12, 2012
In incentive lies behaviour- Adam Aptowitzer, Drache Apowitzer LLP
Braid’s bill to benefit charities – Aliya Kanani, K-W Review, November 7, 2012
Local MP proposes bill to encourage charitable donations – Linda Givetash, Waterloo Region Record, November 5, 2012
MP Peter Braid wants charitable giving tax deadline pushed back – Bill Curry, The Globe and Mail, November 2, 2012
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As Bill C-458 proceeeds through the Legislative Process, this page will be updated with the latest information and media coverage on the bill.