Equal opportunity for the gluten intolerant to claim food as medical expenses on their taxes
Recently the Canadian government has given those with Celiac disease the ability to claim some of their gluten-free purchases as a medical expense on their taxes. They must show the price difference for the item they are purchasing against a corresponding gluten-containing item. This is time-consuming, and arduous, but a step in the right direction. However, without the medical diagnosis of celiac disease, those who are gluten intolerant and are on the same diet, cannot claim their equally expensive purchases. We would like the government to give those who are allergic to gluten the right to the same claims on their taxes.