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July 2012

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Ontario Takes a Step Closer to Implementing the ONCA

Kate Lazier

On July 16, 2012 the Ontario Ministry of Government Services (the “MGS”) and the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services (the “MCS”) released outlines of proposed regulations for the Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (the “ONCA”).  The public is invited to comment...

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CRA Releases Updated Information re Application Procedures

Andrew Valentine

In July 2012, CRA released an updated summary of its procedures when dealing with an application for charitable registration.  This guidance is a helpful tool both as an overview of the process, and as reminder of some of the tips and...

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The Case of the Missing Records – Part 1

Frequently, charities and non-profit organizations that are structured as non-share capital corporations face challenges arising out of deficiencies in their required corporate records.  These records may be incomplete or missing altogether. This is not an entirely unusual situation for non-share...

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Faulty Workplace Investigations Can Lead to Hefty Damages

The recent decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Elgert v. Home Hardware Stores Limited addresses two issues of importance to employers, including charity and non-profit employers, when engaging in workplace investigations. The case highlights the importance of conducting...

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