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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-456
An Act to amend the Income Tax Act and the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act
FIRST READING, June 11, 2019
Mr. Davies
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SUMMARY

This enactment provides for financial assistance for Canadians with disabilities to improve their access to post-secondary education.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-456
An Act to amend the Income Tax Act and the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act

Preamble
Whereas an estimated one in five Canadians aged 15 years and over has one or more disabilities that limit them in their daily activities;

Whereas the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability stated that youth with disabilities are at a higher risk of not being in school or employed, and this risk increases with the severity of the disability;
And whereas Parliament recognizes the importance of ensuring that all Canadians with disabilities have access to post-secondary education;
Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Short Title

Short title
1This Act may be cited as the Post-Secondary Education Financial Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act.
R.‍S.‍, c.‍1 (5th Supp.‍)

Income Tax Act

2Subsection 81(1) of the Income Tax Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (h):
Tuition for persons with disabilities
(h.‍1)any grant paid under section 9.3 of the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act;
1994, c. 28

Canada Student Financial Assistance Act

2The Canada Student Financial Assistance Act is amended by adding the following after section 9.2:
Tuition for persons with disabilities
Payment of tuition
9.3(1)Subject to any prescribed conditions, if an individual in respect of whom an amount may be deducted under section 118.3 of the Income Tax Act is enrolled in a designated educational institution, the Minister shall pay that individual’s tuition fees to that designated educational institution.
Grant
(2)The amount of any tuition fees paid under subsection (1) is deemed to be a grant to the individual on whose behalf it is paid.
3Subsection 15(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (p):
(p.‍1)providing for conditions to be met before a payment under section 9.3 may be made;
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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