Brady disappointed PC government voted against parents

For immediate release: May 28, 2024     

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Bobbi Ann Brady found herself disappointed in the Ontario PC government’s choice to unanimously vote against MPP Stephen Blais’ Private Members Bill 178, An Act to amend the Taxation Act, 2007 to provide for a non-refundable tax credit to encourage children’s extra-curricular activities.  Bill 178 would have given parents a tax credit of up to $1,000 to offset costs associated with children’s extra-curricular activities. 

“I’m sure there were plenty of PC government members who would have liked to support MPP Blais’ bill to help save parents money while they keep their kids active,” Brady said. “As an Independent, I have the ability to support good ideas from both sides of the House—there should be no monopoly on a good idea. Despite the fact that this is legislation from a Liberal member, this is actually a very conservative concept, first brought forward by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.”

The bill was lost with 71 dissenters, all from the Progressive Conservative government, against 35 supporting votes from the other side of the Chamber.


For more information, contact MPP Bobbi Ann Brady at [email protected] or 519-428-0446