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Janvier 2011

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Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act Expected in Spring

Kate Lazier

Charities and non-profit corporations that are federally incorporated should prepare for the changes to their governing legislation, which is expected to come into force in the Spring of 2011.  The Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (the “CNCA”) received Royal Assent on...

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When Should Charities Indemnify Directors?

Robert B. Hayhoe

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies when a charity must indemnify its directors. Pandher v. Ontario Khalsa Darbar was an appeal of the costs portion of an Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in what appears...

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CRTC Do Not Call Lists (DNCL) – Penalties for Violations

Background On December 16, 2010, the telemarketing firm Xentel DM Inc. (“Xentel”) made national headlines when the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) announced that the company had agreed to pay $500,000 in penalties for telephoning individuals whose names were...

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Minutes of Meetings Still a Vague Area in Terms of Style

Charities are required under the Income Tax Act to maintain books and records related to their operations. Such “books and records” include minutes of meetings of both directors and members.  Most organizations, whether they are incorporated or not, keep at...

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Alter Ego Trust as Charitable Remainder Trust

Amanda J. Stacey

A question regarding the use of an alter ego trust (or a joint partner trust) as a charitable remainder trust was raised at the CRA roundtable at the 2010 CALU Conference (CRA document number 2010-0359461C6).  Generally speaking, a charitable remainder...

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