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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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The Politics of Charity

The Politics of Charity

By ; | June 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Is the government obliged to subsidize, via charitable tax receipting, groups that oppose its opinions and policies?

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