Social Impact Newsletter

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December 2014

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Ontario Government Passes Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014

Andrew Valentine

In the November issue of this Newsletter, we reported on Bill 8, the Ontario Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014. This legislation will impose limits on executive compensation for certain organizations in the broader public sector in Ontario, including...


Supreme Court Says Parties to Contracts Must Act in Good Faith

Nicole K. D’Aoust

The Supreme Court of Canada recently held in Bhasin v. Hrynew that parties to a contract must perform their duties under that contract in “good faith”. The Court held “good faith” to generally mean in a manner that is honest...


Revenu Québec Releases New Information Return Form

Natasha Smith

Revenu Québec (“RQ”) recently released an updated Information Return form to be completed by registered charities, museums, cultural or communications organizations, and recognized political organizations that carry on activities in Québec. These organizations must annually file with RQ the Information...


Why the Absence of Global Charity Headquarters in Canada?

Robert B. Hayhoe

Canadians like to think of themselves as both internationally-minded people and as coming from a tradition of humanitarian action. However, few stop to ask why global charities are never headquartered in Canada. There is no major international charity with affiliated...


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