Tag Archives: charities

Charitable Status of Un-Popular Opinion

This entry is part 14 of 32 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 14 of 32 in the series Trinity Western University. In the recent edition of the Alberta publication Law Matters law professor of tax law and policy, Saul Templeton, of the University of Calgary wrote an article arguing that Trinity Western University’s (TWU) charitable status should be… 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

Police Record Check Reform Act, 2015: What it means for charities in Ontario

Authored by Nevena Urosevic, Associate Director of Legal Affairs On December 1, 2015, the Ontario government unanimously enacted the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015  (the “Act”), also known as Bill 113. While the Act is not yet in force, it is expected that the in force date will be announced shortly. The Act circumscribes… More

CASL: One year later

Authored by Nevena Urosevic, Associate Director of Legal Affairs Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) is celebrating its first year since coming into effect on July 1, 2014. The Act takes a tough stance on spam, imposing up to $10 million in administrative monetary penalties for one violation of CASL. There have… More