Yukon Party MLAs ask federal government to reinstate fitness & arts tax credits

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 14, 2016

Yukon Party MLAs ask federal government to reinstate fitness & arts tax credits

  • Tax credits assist Yukon families to enroll children in important activities

 

WHITEHORSE—A motion urging the Government of Canada to reinstate the Canada Child Fitness Tax Credit and Canada Child Arts Tax Credit was passed by the Yukon Legislative Assembly yesterday.

“This tax credit is a valuable benefit for Yukon families which encourages them to enroll children in positive, developmental activities that teach important skills and values,” Vuntut Gwitchin MLA Darius Elias said. “Over the past decade, there have been numerous investments by the Yukon government in support of sports, recreation and arts, including infrastructure throughout Yukon. The Yukon Party government is a devoted supporter of both sports and the arts and our MLAs believe these tax credits complement these important investments.”

In addition to the motion, the Yukon government has tabled amendments to the Income Tax Act that preserve the Yukon Child Fitness Tax Credit and the Yukon Child Arts Tax Credit.

“Yukoners are passionate about sports and the arts, and our community involvement is one of the things that makes Yukon the best place to live,” Premier Darrell Pasloski said. “Yukon families have shown that these tax credits encourage children’s participation in the many different clubs, leagues and classes that they enjoy so much. Yukon Party MLAs want to do what we can to provide Yukon families with opportunities, and preserving these tax credits will help do just that.”

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Contact:
Dan Macdonald
Caucus Communications
867-667-8688
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca