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Appeals of Charity Revocations: What Is The Proper Standard?

Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 10, Number 4, November 2020

Until recently, when a charity challenged its revocation at the FCA, the charity had to prove that the CRA’s decision to revoke was unreasonable. It now appears that the charity must prove that the CRA committed a palpable and overriding...

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New privacy law could apply to all non-profits – Ontario government launches consultations

On August 13, 2020, the Ontario Government (the “Government”) launched consultations on establishing provincial privacy legislation for the private sector. As one of the stated goals is to expand the scope and application of private sector privacy law to non-commercial organizations such...

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David Tang quoted in Canadian Property Management article on CECRA program

Canadian Property Management, "CECRA now closed to new applicants"

With the August 31 deadline for first-time applications for Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) now passed, the three-month program that evolved into five months of relief is closed to new recipients. Despite previous last-minute extensions — announced on June...

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Gifts of life insurance

Gifts of life insurance have long been one of the recognized ways in which donors can make gifts to charities. Recent communications from the BC Financial Services Authority (“BCFSA”) brought into question the validity of these types of gifts. Much...

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How does Ontario’s termination of the COVID Emergency affect annual members meetings and other corporate meetings of Ontario Corporations Act corporations?

The author would like to acknowledge the contributions of Jane Huang. Some of Ontario’s not-for-profit and charitable corporations may be wondering whether and how the end of the COVID-19 Emergency in Ontario changes their ability to hold virtual members and...

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Revoking a charity’s registration: The standard of review

Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 10, Number 3, August 2020, 10-11

In Ark Angel Foundation v. Canada (National Revenue) (2019 FCA 21), the minister’s decision to revoke the charitable status of the Ark Angel Foundation was upheld, apparently on the basis that the foundation had insufficient control and oversight over the use of...

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Ransomware attack on cloud-services provider affects charities and not-for-profits

A company that supplies cloud fundraising and accounting software to the charity and not-for-profit sector announced yesterday that it experienced a ransomware attack in May 2020.  Blackbaud is the company behind such programs as Raiser’s Edge NXT, eTapestry, and The...

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Reopening Ontario’s places of worship: Some considerations

Church, synagogues and temples eager to re‑open for worship were undoubtedly excited by Ontario’s announcement on Monday, June 8, that places of worship would be allowed to open with physical distancing measures in place and attendance limited to “no more...

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BC’s Lobbyists Transparency Act – New registration and reporting requirements

On May 4th, the Lobbyists Transparency Act came into effect, increasing registration and reporting requirements for all organizations (including not-for-profits) that lobby provincial employees or public office holders in British Columbia. “Lobbying” is defined broadly. It includes attempting to influence...

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Corporations Canada releases simplified process to extend deadline to call annual meeting

Non-profit corporations incorporated federally under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”) will benefit from a newly simplified process under which they can apply to extend the deadline for calling and holding their 2020 annual general meeting. CNCA corporations are required...

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Secteur de pratique classé au premier rang

Miller Thomson reconnu une fois de plus comme premier de classe (« Band 1 ») dans les secteurs Organismes de bienfaisance et à but non lucratif ainsi qu’Agroentreprises dans l’édition 2021 de Chambers Canada.

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Infolettre : Impact social

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