Articles 2018

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Special Senate Committee on Charitable Sector Releases Final Report

  • 08 août 2019
  • Terrance S. Carter, Theresa L.M. Man, and Ryan M. Prendergast

On June 20, 2019, the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector released its final report, Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector, setting out its findings from a year-long study with respect to the charitable and non-profit sector and making 42 recommendations to the Government of Canada. Following is a brief summary of the discussions and recommendations made in the Report.

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Implications of Ontario Budget Cuts for Ontario Not–For-Profits

  • 08 août 2019
  • Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Ryan M. Prendergast

On April 11, 2019, the Ontario Government released the 2019 Budget, which included a number of financial measures that will result in a reduction in provincial government funding for many not-for-profits in Ontario. Following is an overview of some of the more important issues that charities and other not-for-profits facing imminent reduction or elimination of provincial government funding may need to consider.

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Political Activities of Charities - A Changing Legal Landscape

  • 30 octobre 2018
  • Brittany Sud, TEP, JD, HBA

Given the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Canada Without Poverty v AG Canada and subsequent draft legislative changes to the Income Tax Act, registered charities may soon be able to engage in public policy advocacy activities that are incidental to their charitable purposes.

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Social Clubs with Share Capital and the ONCA

  • 23 août 2018
  • Clifford S. Goldfarb

Transition requirements for share capital social clubs Under the Ontario Corporations Act on Proclamation of the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010.

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New Reporting Obligations for Ontario Corporations: What You Need to Know

  • 19 janvier 2017
  • Graham King and Pierre Permingeat

The Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 and related amendment to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) and the Corporations Act (Ontario) are set to come into force. They will, among other things, require business and not-for-profit corporations incorporated or continued into Ontario to maintain a register of their "ownership interests in land in Ontario".

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Protecting Charities and Not-for-profits Participating in Refugee Sponsorship Programs

Protecting Charities and Not-for-profits Participating in Refugee Sponsorship Programs

  • 22 mars 2016
  • Sean S. Carter

Refugee Support Organizations and SAHs must consider, and come to terms with, the realities of what steps need to be taken in order to protect their refugee sponsorship programs, those involved in the programs (including the refugees), and ensure that these programs can expand in order to continue to serve this fundamental outreach.

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Key Legal Developments in 2015 for Canadian Charities

Key Legal Developments in 2015 for Canadian Charities

  • 18 janvier 2016
  • Nevena Belovska, Associate Director of Legal Affairs, Canadian Council of Christian Charities,

The year 2015 saw a number of important legal developments of interest to Canada’s charitable sector. This article highlights the key updates that charities should be aware of, including Federal Budget 2015, salient cases, and important legislative updates.

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Fantasy Football - Lessons Learned from “Deflategate”

Fantasy Football - Lessons Learned from “Deflategate”

  • 21 septembre 2015
  • Clifford Hart

In his lengthy decision of September 3, 2015, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman overturned the four-game suspension issued by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady in the “Deflategate” scandal. The decision is very critical of the NFL and its processes, and has been appealed by the NFL. But there are important takeaways from the decision that are of general application for all employers.

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