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After Bill C-38: 'Now, more than ever, we need to rise up and come together'

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After Bill C-38, public protests like this one on Parliament Hill are more important than ever, according to Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.

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All night session passing Bill C-38 despite protests across Canada

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This protest outside Stephen Harper's office in Calgary was one of dozens across Canada Wednesday. Conservative MPs stayed up through the night anyway, voting for Bill C-38.

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Cross-Canada day of action Wednesday against Bill C-38

Protest against Bill C-38 in Whitehorse, Yukon. (Photo: LeadNow / flickr)
On Wednesday people all over Canada - like this group in Whitehorse, Yukon - will take action to protest Bill C-38.

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Not Rex breaks down omnibus budget bill C-38

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Not Rex explains how Bill C-38 is going to blow away over 80 years of labour and environmental regulations.

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Protests across Canada challenge undemocratic Bill C-38

Saturday’s Black Mark Budget protest at Kitchener-Waterloo MP Peter Braid’s office. (Photo:
This picket in Kitchener-Waterloo was part of a flurry of recent protests against the Harper government's omnibus budget bill.

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| January 12, 2013

How changes to the Income Tax Act will restrict charities' political activities

On April 26, 2012, the federal government introduced Bill C‑38, which contains proposed changes to the Income Tax Act (ITA), affecting charities and how political activities are to be accounted for, in the context of a gift from one charity to another.

We provide a brief summary of the current legislative provisions, the proposed changes, and the impact of the changes on charitable foundations and organizations.

Current situation

As currently defined in the ITA, charitable purposes include the disbursement of funds to qualified donees, usually other charities.

Charities are permitted to disburse funds as a gift to other qualified donees.


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Bill C-38 replaced the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act with environmental assessment legislation which does not require a federal environmental assessment for this type of project.
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