Social Impact Newsletter

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August 2011

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Upcoming Charity Law Program

Robert Hayhoe, Susan Manwaring and Kate Lazier of Miller Thomson will each be speaking at an upcoming intensive short course entitled, “Legal and Risk Management for Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations”. This two day course will feature seminars from a range...

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Department of Finance Releases Draft Legislation to Implement Budget Changes

On August 16, 2011, the Department of Finance released for consultation draft legislation to implement the proposed changes affecting charities and other qualified donees that were introduced in the 2011 federal Budget. We reported on these proposed changes in the...

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Draft Regulations Released Under Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation

As reported in the April 2011 issue of this Newsletter, Canada’s anti-spam legislation, “Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act” (the “Act”), was passed by the Canadian Parliament in late 2010. However, the Canadian Government delayed bringing the legislation into force...

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Reference Letter Liability

Charities and non-profit organizations that provide reference letters to departing and former employees need to ensure that they are aware of the possible legal implications that such letters entail. An inaccurate or defamatory employment reference could be the subject of...

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Applications for Exemption Under the Canada-United States Income Tax Convention

Charities and non-profit organizations in Canada and the U.S. that derive income from across the border should consider the application of the Canada-U.S. Tax Convention (the “Treaty”) and whether it may be possible to obtain an exemption from taxes that...

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Ontario Government Website on the New Corporate Act

Kate Lazier

Non-share capital corporations incorporated under the Corporations Act (Ontario) will be governed under a new act next year, the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010. The new Act comes into force on a day to be named, and it will automatically apply...

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