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March 3, 2016

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Ontario Budget 2016: Few New Measures that Affect the Voluntary Sector

Nicole K. D’Aoust

On February 25, 2016, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa released the 2016 Ontario Budget. Generally speaking, the purpose of the annual Budget is to outline the government’s economic and social priorities for the coming year. This year, the Ontario Budget...

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Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015: Potential Impact on Prospective Employers

On December 1, 2015, the Ontario government passed Bill 113 the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (the “Act”), which will come into force at a date to be determined in the near future.  The Act applies to persons who...

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What’s Happening

Robert Hayhoe was unanimously appointed by the Canadian Bar Association’s Charities and Not-for-Profit Law executive as the liaison to the American Bar Association’s Tax-Exempt Section, on February 23, 2016. Susan Manwaring presented on “Social Enterprise: Rethinking Your Organizational Structure” at the...

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Claiming the Clergy Residence Deduction – CRA and the Courts Provide Further Guidance

Natasha Smith

Where an individual is determinably a member of the clergy, a regular minister of a religious denomination, or a member of a religious order, and is also employed in a qualifying function, he or she may take advantage of the...

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