Category Archives: Charity law and policy

Employee vs Contractor: Do You Classify Correctly?

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director of Legal Affairs A common issue faced by charities is how to properly classify individuals as either employees or independent contractors. Courts refer to the distinction as contracts “of service” (employee) versus contracts “for services” (independent contractor). Whatever you call it, the determination of… More

CCCC at the British Columbia Court of Appeal

This entry is part 19 of 35 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 19 of 35 in the series Trinity Western University. Barry W. Bussey, Director of Legal Affairs has just arrived in Vancouver to appear before the British Columbia Court of Appeal this week in the Trinity Western University case against the Law Society of British Columbia’s refusal to… More

Charity Highlights of Budget 2016

The 2016 Federal Budget tabled in the House of Commons by the Hon. Bill Morneau has two references to charities. The first deals with the donations of real estate and shares of private corporations.  The 2015 Budget proposed to provide, beginning in 2017, an income tax exemption for capital gains… More

Minister of National Revenue Announces Winding Down of Political Activities Audit Program for Charities

On January 20, 2016, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue (“MNR”), announced that the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) will be winding down the political activities audit program of registered charities. The news release acknowledged the critical role that charities play in Canadian society and their valuable contribution to… More