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June 2010

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HST and Charities/NPO’s: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

The HST is upon us.  HST will now apply in Ontario and British Columbia as well as Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.  The HST means more taxes to pay for your organization.  Have you thought about how the HST...

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Ontario Divisional Court Releases Important Decision for Religious Employers

The May 14, 2010 decision of the Ontario Divisional Court in Heintz v. Christian Horizons has been claimed as a victory by both sides.  A close reading of the decision suggests that the Court has left it open for certain...

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European Approach to Cross-Border Giving

Andrew Valentine

Recent developments in Europe related to cross-border giving demonstrate the increasing recognition of the importance of facilitating charitable giving and charitable activities that cross international borders.  In contrast with the very restrictive rules in Canada, judgments in the European Union,...

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Ontario Announces New Initiative with Not-for-Profit Sector

Susan M. Manwaring

A lot is happening in the not-for-profit sector that is new and different these days.  Social entrepreneurs are everywhere (a good thing) and there is much talk about how charities and existing organizations can generate revenues and support in new...

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Control of Governance: Who are the Proper Members and Directors of a Charitable Not-For-Profit Corporation?

Kristina Shaw

In the case of Deol v. Grewal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reviewed the general principles regarding the appointment of members and the election of directors of non-share capital corporations. It issued strong reminders of the necessity to adhere...

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Workplace Violence – Occupational Health and Safety Obligations

Introduction Maintaining the workplace in compliance with a complex system of statutory and common law obligations is a constant source of challenge to Canadian employers, including charities and non-profit organizations.  Workplace violence is one of the areas that receives broad...

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The Miller Thomson Foundation: Sixteen Years as a Proud Supporter of Post-Secondary Education in Canada

Since its formation in 1995, The Miller Thomson Foundation has awarded scholarships totalling $2,550,000 to 2,550 promising students pursuing post-secondary education in Canada. Gerald Courage, Chair of Miller Thomson LLP, along with Gary G. Campbell, Q.C. and The Rt. Hon....

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