Yearly Archives: 2018

Freedom or Funding: Intersection Moments

Check out Intersection Moments on YouTube this week, for video highlights on the Canada Summer Jobs program and how this situation relates to religious freedoms in Canada. In the first part of the series, host Barry W. Bussey explains the long legacy of religious rights in Canada. Those fundamental freedoms… More

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: 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

Parliament to Vote on March 19 on the Canada Summer Jobs Program

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

The Opposition Conservatives surprised many today by using their Opposition Motion in the House of Commons to address the Canada Summer Jobs issue. The federal government has struggled to keep this controversy under wraps. But the story will not die. There is too much at stake, as I explained in… More

URGENT: Watch Live Now Debate at the House of Commons

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

The House of Commons has opened up today with a debate about Canada Summer Jobs program’s controversial attestation requirement. The uproar over the Canada Summer Jobs program has exposed a government blind spot.  It does not understand nor   listen to the concerns of religious communities. We have watched with dismay… 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