That’s what parents will be doing for exercise this month, trying to figure out the Conservative government’s new Child Fitness Tax Credit, cause heck, these experts can’t. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fine idea and kudos to the Tories for putting it through, of course it would help if they’d actually gone and given some clarity:
But guidelines on what qualifies for the children’s fitness tax break don’t go as far as naming activities, leaving organizations that promote sports such as golf and bowling holding their breath
Now, granted, bowling might not work up as much of a sweat as hockey, but hey, at least it gets the little darlings off the couch and doing something and let’s face it, if little Johnny or Suzie is 60 kilos overweight, they’re probably not going to get much joy out of hockey or soccer. All I know is it would be helpful if Peter Van Loan, Minister of Sport, had an idea what the program actually meant. Wait a minute, what am I saying – it would be helpful if Stephen Harper could tell his Minister of Sport what idea he was supposed to have.