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PEN Canada Applauds “Winding Down” of Political Activity Audits for Charities

PEN Canada Applauds “Winding Down” of Political Activity Audits for Charities

By | January 21, 2016 at 1:02 pm

PEN Canada welcomed news that the Canada Revene Agency (CRA) is “winding down” their audits of registered charities’ political activities.

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Free Expression Matters: Political Activity Audits

Free Expression Matters: Political Activity Audits

By | January 7, 2016 at 11:22 am

In this third instalment of Free Expression Matters we look at the Canada Revenue Agency’s practice of auditing charities for “political activity”.

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Freedom of Expression In Canada Needs Resuscitation

Freedom of Expression In Canada Needs Resuscitation

By | November 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

If freedom of expression in Canada were a medical patient, it would be dangerously close to needing life support.

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Charities, Politics, and PEN

Charities, Politics, and PEN

By | July 23, 2014 at 3:56 pm

In this excerpt, Hank Bulmash looks at recent examples of charities that have undergone audits and how the government has used the Canada Revenue Agency to wage a “war against charities.”

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PEN concerned by CRA actions towards ‘partisan’ charities

PEN concerned by CRA actions towards ‘partisan’ charities

By | December 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm

On November 19, 2012 PEN Canada voiced concerns that the “vague language of the Income Tax Act gives government officials discretionary powers that are overbroad and easily abused” with respect to determining the political activities in which charitable organizations can engage. PEN urged the federal government to reconsider the issue of “so-called ‘partisan’ activity by […]

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CRA Caution to Canadian Mennonite May be Part of a Pattern

CRA Caution to Canadian Mennonite May be Part of a Pattern

By | November 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm

The last parliamentary budget included $8 million for the express purpose of CRA purging its rolls of charitable organizations it deemed unworthy of the status.

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CRA Policy on ‘Partisan’ Charities Stifles Debate

CRA Policy on ‘Partisan’ Charities Stifles Debate

By | November 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

PEN Canada today voiced concerns that current law and policy on partisan activities by charitable organizations muzzles political dissent and stifles public debate within Canada.

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