Monthly Archives: April 2014

Where Are You Incorporated?

By now, federally incorporated charities should be aware that there is an important deadline looming. Under the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”), federally incorporated charities must apply for a certificate of continuance by October 17, 2014 or risk dissolution and losing their registered status. CCCC has prepared a detailed… More

CCCC Releases 19th Edition of the Charities Handbook

CCCC is excited to announce the launch of the 19th edition of the Charities Handbook! This comprehensive reference tool provides up-to-date guidance for Canadian charities on complex legal and accounting issues. In addition to the recent updates in charity law and policy, the 19th edition features new content, coiled binding,… More

The Cold Chill of the Legal Profession’s Rejection of Religious Freedom

This entry is part 3 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

Cold winds blew on Trinity Western University’s (TWU) Law School last week. On Thursday April 24, the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) voted 28-21 against TWU’s accreditation. On Friday April 25, the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society (NSBS) followed Ontario’s leading and voted 10-9 to accept TWU only if it… More

BC Law Society Approves TWU Law School Graduates

This entry is part 2 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

The BC Law Society benchers voted 20-6 against a motion that would have seen TWU law school graduates not be able to practise law in BC.  The failure of that motion means that the Federation of Law Schools decision on December 16, 2013 to approve TWU stands. At first glance… More

Charity Property Dispute Case: An Update

In a previous post, I explored the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Delicata, et al v. Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Huron. That case dealt with the question of ownership of charitable assets after a local church congregation parted ways with its Diocese, pursuant to “profound and long-standing theological differences.”  Yesterday, the… More