Provencher MP and Treasury Board President Vic Toews is excited about the government's new tax credit for enrolling children in organized sports.
Parents of children under age 16 are eligible for a tax credit up to $500 for registration or membership costs of sporting activities.  Sports that qualify include things like hockey, soccer, baseball, football, karate, folk dancing and other aerobically-based activities.  Toews says the idea is to get children off the couch so they can become more fit.  He adds it also eases the burden for parents who find it difficult to cover the fees for such activities.