The power of the tax system reaches deep into the conduct of politics. Not only do taxes fund government spending, tax rules empower some groups while disempowering others.
Income Tax Act
The Trudeau government has promised to modernize the rules governing the non-profit sector, which was left under a chill by the Conservatives. What needs to change?
Canada has received a rebuke from a United Nations treaty monitoring body for its lack of respect for human rights. Canada's charities breathe a sigh of relief.
The federal government purports to represent democracy and support human rights. However, marginalized people are struggling to be heard and charities that support them are being victimized.
Postmedia's largest shareholders are two foreign interests. If the National Post is owned by these does it still make them a Canadian newspaper? Hmm, let's follow the money.
If two foreign interests, with little background in news, own the Canadian newspaper National Post, then is it still Canadian? Hmm, seems like they found a loophole around that.
On April 26, 2012, the federal government introduced Bill C-38, which contains proposed changes to the Income Tax Act, affecting charities and how political activities are to be accounted for.
David J. Climenhaga
An Edmonton researcher has filed a complaint in Alberta, arguing that by campaigning against Tides Canada's charitable status, the Ethical Oil Institute is violating its Memorandum of Association.