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March 9, 2018

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Gala Event Gone Bad – President’s Club Charitable Trust

Robert B. Hayhoe

I never thought that I would write an article on why sexual assault and harassment should not be used as a charitable fundraising technique.  Then I read press reports from England about the President’s Club Charitable Trust (the “Trust”). The...

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Senate of Canada to Study Charitable Sector

Susan M. Manwaring, Nicole K. D’Aoust

On January 30th, 2018, the Senate of Canada passed a motion to appoint a Special Committee of the Senate to review issues related to the charitable sector in Canada (the “Committee”).  The Senate confirmed that the Committee’s general mandate will...

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CRA Announces New Business Numbers Not Required for Internal Divisions

Natasha Smith

We previously reported that, as part of the Canada Revenue Agency’s modernization project, CRA had planned to assign (and in fact began assigning) new business numbers to internal divisions of registered charities. CRA has now determined that it is not...

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