Tag Archives: CRA

Unconstitutional: CRA’s Political Activity Rule

CRA’s requirement that charities spend no more than 10% of their resources on political activity has been found by Justice Edward Morgan, of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, to be unconstitutional. Justice Morgan was emphatic. He did not allow the government any time to change the rule to be… 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

An Election Reminder to Charities: Do not engage in partisan political activities

Authored by Nevena Urosevic On August 21, 2015, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) published an Advisory on partisan political activities. Though it is similar in content to the Policy Statement CPS-022 on Political Activities, and the guideline on Partisan political activities, it contains additional examples of partisan political activities not… More