The issue of charities engaging in political activities has been a hot item since 2012. In that year the Harper Government gave $8 million to the CRA Charities Directorate to begin what has been termed the “political activity audits”. Budget 2012 also tightened up the political activity rules which were already in place. It is […]
CRA gets the message (again)
By: C. Yvonne Chenier The Consultation Panel on the political activities of charities that was appointed by the Minister of National Revenue in 2016, recently submitted their report. While the main recommendations of the Panel, were to “make changes to enable charities to fully participate in public policy dialogue and development” , and to […]
Government Moves on Charity Political Activities File
By: Arthur Drache Having been given cover by an independent group of charity practitioners’ Report, the government has abandoned all aspect of the “project” of the CRA examining charity political activities. Last September, the Minister of National Revenue launched a consultation process with the charitable sector and the public to assist in clarifying the rules […]
Act Now or Forever Hold Your Political Activities Peace!
By: Sukhdeep Singh Sembi Following the dissolution, earlier this year, of the political activities audit program, the CRA wishes to receive input from the public in order to modernize the rules regarding political activities for charities. The process will consist of email submissions and in-person consultations with representatives from the charity sector moderated by an […]