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November 5, 2020

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BC introduces benefit companies

Sarah Fitzpatrick

On June 30, 2020, British Columbia became the first Canadian jurisdiction to permit corporations to incorporate as benefit companies.  The concept of benefit companies or benefit corporations originated in the U.S. A benefit company is a for-profit corporation with a...


Reminder: T3010 Registered Charity Information Return filing extension coming to an end!

Jordyn Allan

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charities Directorate extended the filing deadline to December 31, 2020 for all charities with a Form T3010 Registered Charity Information Return due between March 18, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Normally, charities are...


What charities and NPOs need to know following the AGA v Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Canada Decision

Gwenyth Stadig

Introductory Thoughts In January 2020, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its judgment in Aga v Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Canada (“Aga”). This decision considers whether the written constitution and by-laws of a voluntary religious corporation form the...


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