So what about this new home buyer program?
In calling the Ministry of Finance, here is clarity. This has nothing to do with a home buyer's income tax return. The home buyer, assuming he or she meets the criteria, applies for the bonus. If they are eligible, the government approves the application and sends a cheque to the applicant for the amount claimed.
Of course all the criteria must be met but if this is correct, it sounds like a great program for First Time Home Buyers, as it is basically free money. You don't even need to insert information on your income tax return.
Final details will be out soon, and I will keep you posted.