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Chris Alexander Holds Press Conference For GST/HST Exemption

 In Naturopathic News

Integrative Health Institute, Toronto, Canada – Chris Alexander, Minister of Immigration and Citizenship today highlighted the Harper Government’s support for families through new health-related tax relief by announcing the government’s exemption of naturopathic professional services from the GST/HST. The exemption became effective on February 12, 2014.

“We are proud of our record of support for Canadians and their health care needs. The exemption of naturopathic doctors’ professional services from the GST/HST continues our Government’s support for families.” noted Minister Alexander. The Minister went on to thank the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors as a partner and for its policy development work with government that resulted in this exemption.

Dr. Lowell Greib ND Vice-Chair of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and Shawn O’Reilly Executive Director were on hand for the event.

In thanking the Minister and the Federal Government Dr. Lowell Greib, ND stated:

“Canadians now have a better opportunity to live healthier lives by taking a naturopathic approach to their health. The GST/HST exemption directly benefits patients. It removes a barrier, encourages professional partnerships and increases access for Canadians seeking a proactive approach to their healthcare. This allows for improved patient outcomes in some of the most chronic and costly areas of our healthcare system.”

Please continue to send all questions to the CAND at: gst.hst.tax.questions@cand.ca.

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