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January 2014

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Planning for Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) – Suggestions for auditing your organization’s current electronic communications practices

In the December 2013 issue of this newsletter, we reported that the anti-spam provisions of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) will be coming into force on July 1, 2014. In that article, we highlighted how and why CASL applies to charitable...

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The Ontario Payday Loans Act, 2008 amendments and new regulations should not affect not-for-profit lenders

Jennifer Babe

In the fall of 2013, the Ontario government sought comments on a proposed new regulation under the Payday Loans Act, 2008 (the “Act”) that was largely aimed at the use of short repayment term lines of credit by those seeking...

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Manitoba repeals The Charities Endorsement Act

Andrew Valentine

Effective December 31, 2013, the Manitoba Legislature has repealed The Charities Endorsement Act.  This change reduces the regulatory burden on charities engaged in fundraising activities in Manitoba. The Charities Endorsement Act had previously provided that no person or organization could...

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Updating information with government regulators is important

Andrew Valentine

In November of 2013, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Charities Directorate provided new resources on the process for updating and changing information relating to a charity.  This serves as an important reminder to charities that keeping their records up to...

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Announcing The Pemsel Case Foundation

Susan M. Manwaring

A new charity, The Pemsel Case Foundation, has been established that will be of interest to charities and practitioners in the sector.  The Foundation has been established to conduct research and advance the public’s understanding of the law of charities....

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What’s happening

Robert Hayhoe contributed updates to “Charities Taxation, Policy and Practice” for the year 2013. Brendan Burns presented on “Community Contribution Companies” for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia on January 23, 2014. Sandra Enticknap spoke at the CBA...

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