C-31 44th Parliament, 1st session November 22, 2021, to present

An Act respecting cost of living relief measures related to dental care and rental housing
Short title: Cost of Living Relief Act, No. 2 (Targeted Support for Households)
Bill type
House Government Bill

Summary

Current status
At second reading in the House of Commons
Latest activity
Debate at second reading on September 23, 2022 (House of Commons)

Progress

End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, September 20, 2022
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
September 20, 2022
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
September 22, 2022
Sitting 100
Major speeches
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September 23, 2022
Consideration in committee
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Report stage
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Third reading
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Senate

First reading
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Second reading
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Third reading
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House of Commons

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Major speeches at second reading

House of Commons

Speech date Speech Member of Parliament
September 22, 2022 Sponsor’s speech(Sitting 100) Jean-Yves Duclos (Liberal)
September 22, 2022 Response speech(Sitting 100) Pierre Poilievre (Conservative)
September 22, 2022 Response speech(Sitting 100) Jean-Denis Garon (Bloc Québécois)
September 22, 2022 Response speech(Sitting 100) Jagmeet Singh (NDP)

About

Legislative summary

A legislative summary is currently being prepared for this bill by the Parliamentary Information, Education and Research Services of the Library of Parliament. Meanwhile, the following executive summary is available.

On 20 September 2022, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance introduced Bill C-31, An Act respecting cost of living relief measures related to dental care and rental housing (Cost of Living Relief Act, No. 2 (Targeted Tax Relief)), and it was given first reading.

Part 1 enacts the Dental Benefit Act, which provides for the establishment of an application-based interim dental benefit. The benefit provides interim direct financial support for parents for dental care services received by their children under 12 years of age in the period starting in October 2022 and ending in June 2024.

Part 2 enacts the Rental Housing Benefit Act, which provides for the establishment of a one-time rental housing benefit for eligible persons who have paid rent in 2022 for their principal residence and who apply for the benefit.

Finally, Part 3 makes related amendments to the Income Tax Act, the Excise Tax Act and the Excise Act, 2001.

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