Charities Must Update Their Donation Receipts by March 31, 2019

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs Last August the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”)  transitioned its website to a new domain: www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency.html. At that time we reported that charities were obligated, as a result of the changing CRA website address, to update their donation receipts to reflect the new domain. CRA has recently… More

Charity Highlights of Budget 2018

Authored By Philip A.S. Milley Associate Director, Legal Affairs Today the Hon. Bill Morneau tabled Budget 2018, which includes supplemental information. Like Budget 2017, which we previously reviewed, Budget 2018 contains few references to charities. The first, on page 189, relates to a pledge to clarify the rules on political activities to allow… More

ONCA Targeted for 2020

On January 2, 2018, the Ontario Government website regarding “Rules for not-for-profit and charitable corporations” was amended to notify that the Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“ONCA”) is targeted to come into force in “early 2020”. This announcement comes on the heels of changes to the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 which took… More

Bill 148: Amendments to Ontario’s Workplace Legislation Passed

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director Legal Affairs  On November 27, 2017, the Ontario Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 received Royal Assent, which will bring into force changes to Ontario’s workplace legislation, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000 SO 2000 c 41 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 SO 1995… More

Significant Changes to Alberta’s Workplace Legislation

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs  Outlined below are significant legislative amendments to and inclusions in the Alberta Employment Standards Code (the “ESC”) and Labour Relations Code (the “LRC”), which come into effect on January 1, 2018. These changes will affect all provincially-regulated employers in the Province… More