Your Petitions: Tax Deductions for Skilled Tradespersons Work Mobility

Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP):

    Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions. The first is a petition in response to a bill introduced by my colleague, the member for Hamilton Mountain. Her bill would amend the Income Tax Act so that travel and accommodation for tradespersons would be allowed which would therefore enable many of those tradespersons to find work. As members know, unemployment is a serious problem in our region.