Euthanasia: Tell the Government what You Think

The federal government is asking for your feedback about expanding access to “medical assistance in dying” (MAID), a euphemism for euthanasia or assisted suicide. Whichever term you choose, we are talking about the intentional killing of human beings, a matter of serious concern for the Christian. Why now? What has… More

“Beyond Early 2020” for Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

Authored by Deina Warren, Associate Director, Legal Affairs The long-awaited Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act, 2010, SO 2010, c.15 (ONCA) will now be launched “beyond early 2020” according to the province’s ONCA webpage. ONCA is intended to modernize the legal framework governing not-for-profit corporations, including registered charities, and up until recently, the… More

Throne Speech 2019

Authored by Deina Warren, Associate Director, Legal Affairs What did yesterday’s Speech from the Throne, Moving Forward Together, have to say to charities and Christians? In sum, very little. The only mention of faith comes from the introductory remarks by the Governor General Julie Payette, found prior to the opening… More

Uncertainty surrounds donations of life insurance in BC

Authored by Deina Warren, Associate Director, Legal Affairs Charities in BC are in a state of uncertainty when it comes to accepting donations of life insurance policies. The BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) has apparently notified a charity that accepting or soliciting life insurance policies as donations is trafficking in… More