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July 2014

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U.K. Charity Commission Decision in the Human Dignity Trust Overturned – Implications of the Decision

Susan M. Manwaring

A decision of the UK First-Tier Tribunal (Charity) has been released that will be of interest to charities in Canada, particularly those engaged in the promotion of human rights and upholding of the law. The Human Dignity Trust (HDT) applied...

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CRTC Releases Guidance on CASL’s Application to Registered Charities

Natasha Smith

Earlier this month, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in respect of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).  Many of CASL’s “anti-spam” provisions came into force on July 1, 2014.  Registered charities will...

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What’s Happening at Miller Thomson?

Susan Manwaring taught a class on Social Enterprise Options on July 10, 2014 to students of the Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership course at Carleton University in Ottawa. Susan Manwaring presented a Webinar on CASL hosted by the Canadian...

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Speech by Director General of the Charities Directorate is Published Online

Andrew Valentine

At the 2014 National Charity Law Symposium held on May 23, 2014, Cathy Hawara, the Director General of the CRA Charities Directorate, gave a speech that covered several important topics relating to the Directorate’s constitutional role, institutional structure and approach...

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ONCA Delayed Until 2016

Andrew Valentine

The Ontario government has confirmed that the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) is not expected to be in force until 2016.  The ONCA was passed by the Ontario Legislature in 2010 and will come into force on a day to be...

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