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July 27, 2015

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Standing Committee on Finance releases report on terrorist financing in Canada: Charities pinpointed as funding sources

Robert B. Hayhoe

On June 18th, 2015 Canada’s Standing Committee on Finance (the “Committee”) released its report entitled, Terrorist Financing in Canada and Abroad: Needed Federal Actions.  The report summarized various presentations and submissions made to the Committee on topics such as the...

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Donations to U.S. Charities by Residents of Quebec: Court of Quebec rules that the Canada-U.S. Tax Convention not Applicable

Troy McEachren

On May 19, 2015, the Court of Quebec released its judgment in Emballages Starflex Inc. v. Agence du Revenu du Québec in which the court held that for donations made by residents of Quebec to U.S. charities, donors may not...

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Lobbying in Quebec: more charities and NPOs may soon have to register their staff as lobbyists

Troy McEachren

On June 12, 2015, the government of Quebec introduced Bill 56 (Lobbying Transparency Act) in the National Assembly. If adopted, Bill 56 will replace the current legislation governing lobbying in Quebec (Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Act, CQLR c T-11.011). Under...

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