Social Impact Newsletter

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February 27, 2015

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Is Social Finance Well-Suited to Achieve Crime Prevention?

Natasha Smith

Employment and Social Development Canada has aptly summarized the complex topic of social finance as “an approach to managing money that delivers both a social benefit and an economic return for investors”. In recent years, significant attention has been paid...

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Key Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Other Employment Statutes

Laura Cassiani, André R. Nowakowski

Bill 18, the Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, which received royal assent on November 20, 2014, introduced significant changes to key provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). Bill 18 also introduced amendments to other employment...

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What’s Happening at Miller Thomson

Robert Hayhoe presented on “Canadian Charities and the Rules on Political Activity” at the Ontario Bar Association Institute on February 4, 2015.  Nicole D’Aoust  Nicole D’Aoust co-authored an accompanying paper and Andrew Valentine Andrew Valentine co-chaired the session.

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Tips for Dealing with CRA Audits

Nicole K. D’Aoust

The Income Tax Act confers on the CRA a broad range of powers to audit Canadian taxpayers, including registered charities and not-for-profit organizations (“NPOs”). Some examples of those audit powers that have been conferred on CRA include the power to inspect...

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Intellectual Property Issues in Cross Border Arrangements

Robert B. Hayhoe

It is well-known that a Canadian registered charity ought not to transfer funds to a foreign or domestic entity that is not a qualified donee. However, it is also important to bear in mind the application of the Income Tax...

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