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Recent News Releases and Publications
Federal Budget 2017: Impact on Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Theresa L.M. Man, Esther S.J. Oh, Ryan M. Prendergast and Terrance S. Carter Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 399, March 22, 2017.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - February 2017
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Charity And NFP Legal Check-Up: 10 Tips For Effective Legal Risk Management
By Terrance S. Carter and Jacqueline M. Demczur, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 398, February 23, 2017.
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OHRC Position on Medical Documentation
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 397, February 23, 2017.
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A New Era: Obligation to Know Thy Advocate and Supervise Thy Litigation
By Sean S. Carter, Litigation Bulletin No. 1, February 23, 2017.
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2017 Ottawa Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar Materials
Church & Charity Law Seminar Materials.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - January 2017
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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CRA Guidance on Charities that Assist The Aged
By Theresa L.M. Man, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 396, January 25, 2017.
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Court of Appeal Affirms City's Liability in Crossing Guard Case
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 395, January 25, 2017.
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Going into Business? The Social Enterprise Spectrum for NPOs and Charities
was presented by Terrance S. Carter at the CSAE Winter Summit in Hamilton on January 19, 2017.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - November 2016
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Trinity Western University Wins in B.C.C.A.
By Jennifer M. Leddy, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 394, November 24, 2016.
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Charity Must Pay Damages for Breaching OHSA
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 393, November 24, 2016.
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2016 Annual Church & Charity Law Seminar Materials
Church & Charity Law Seminar Materials.
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Charity Law Update
was presented by Theresa L.M. Man and Terrance S. Carter at the 19th Annual Estates and Trusts Summit hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - October 2016
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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FATF Evaluates Canada's Anti-Money Laundering And Counter-Terrorist Financing Regime
By Terrance S. Carter, Nancy E. Claridge, & Sean S. Carter. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 47, October 25, 2016.
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Charity Manager Awarded Twenty Four Months Notice
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 392, October 25, 2016.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - September 2016
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Significant Changes to FATF Recommendation 8 and Interpretive Notes
By Terrance S. Carter, Nancy E. Claridge, & Sean S. Carter. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 46, September 29, 2016.
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Court Upholds Rock Climbing Waiver
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 391, September 29, 2016.
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Alberta Appeal Court Affirms Juristiction To Review Unfair Church Discipline
By Esther S.J. Oh. No. 47, September 29, 2016.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - July/August 2016
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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FCA Holds That Prevention of Poverty is Not a Charitable Purpose
By Jacqueline M. Demczur, Terrance S. Carter Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 390, August 25, 2016.
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Workplace Sexual Harrassment Laws Soon To Be in Force
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 389, August 24, 2016.
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Ontario Court Rules on the Justice For Victims of Terrorism Act
By Terrance S. Carter, Nancy E. Claridge, & Sean S. Carter. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 45, August 24, 2016.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - June 2016
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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The Supreme Court Broadens the Scope of Solicitor-Client Privilege Under The Income Tax Act
By Linsey E.C. Rains and Sean S. Carter Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 388, June 29, 2016.
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Court Limits Temporary Lay-Off Rights
By Barry W. Kwasniewskin Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 387, June 24, 2016.
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Carters Webinar Series - Spring 2016
The Fourth in a Series of Four Webinars was held on June 8, 2016 with a session by Linsey E.C. Rains entitled "The ABC's of GST/HST for Charities & NPOs".
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Charity & NFP Law Update - May 2016
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Testamentary Charitable Giving: The New Regime (Revised)
By M. Elena Hoffstein Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 386, May 25, 2016.
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Two New Leaves of Absence In The Works For Ontario
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 385, May 25, 2016.
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Carters Webinar Series - Spring 2016
The Third in a Series of Four Webinars was held on May 18, 2016 with a session by Barry W. Kwasniewski entitled "Human Rights Challenges in the Workplace".
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Carters Webinar Series - Spring 2016
By Sepal Bonni Carters Webinar Series No. 2 - Going Social: Using Social Media to Accomplish Your Mission, May 4, 2016.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - April 2016
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Court of Appeal: Employee Injury Waiver Declared Void
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 384, April 28, 2016.
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Carters Webinar Series - Spring 2016
By Terrance S. Carter Carters Webinar Series No. 1 - Going into Business? The Social Enterprise Spectrum for Charities, April 21, 2016.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - March 2016
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Tribunal Awards Damages to Job Applicant
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 383, March 31, 2016.
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Ontario Court Confirms Church Property Used for Religious School Exempt from Municipal Property Tax
By Esther S.J. Oh Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 382, March 31, 2016.
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Federal Budget 2016: Impact on Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter, Theresa L.M. Man, Ryan M. Prendergast and Linsey E.C. Rains Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 381, March 23, 2016.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - February 2016
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Testamentary Charitable Giving: The New Regime
By M. Elena Hoffstein Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 386, February 25, 2016.
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Ontario OCA Corporations Going Federal: Issues to Consider
By Theresa L.M. Man Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 379, February 25, 2016.
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Ontario Human Rights Commission Updates Policy on Creed
By Barry Kwasniewski Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 378, February 25, 2016.
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The 2016 Ottawa Region Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar Handouts
Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar Handouts
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Charity & NFP Law Update - January 2016
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Protecting Charities and Not-For-Profits Participating in Refugee Sponsorship Programs
By Sean S. Carter and Terrance S. Carter Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 377, January 28, 2016.
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Employer Financial Status Will Not Reduce Termination Notice
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 376, January 27, 2016.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - November 2015
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Legal Risk Management Checklist for Ontario-Based Charities
November 2015
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Legal Risk Management Checklist for Ontario-Based Not-For-Profits
November 2015
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Hockey Injury Lawsuit Dismissed
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 375, November 25, 2015.
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22nd Annual Church & Charity Law Seminar Materials
Church & Charity Law Seminar Materials.
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Compliance Agreements: Beware of Latent Pitfalls
By Terrance S. Carter & Jacqueline M. Demczur Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 374, October 29, 2015.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - October 2015
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Compliance Agreements: Beware of Latent Pitfalls
By Terrance S. Carter & Jacqueline M. Demczur Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 374, October 29, 2015.
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"Politically Exposed Persons": Should it Matter to your Charity?
By Terrance S. Carter, Nancy E. Claridge, & Sean S. Carter Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 44, October 28, 2015.
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Court Awards Substantial Pay in Lieu of Notice for Short Term Employee
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 373, October 28, 2015.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - September 2015
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Rights of Shareholders of Ontario Social Clubs
By Theresa L.M. Man Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 372, September 24, 2015.
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DOF Response to FATF Recommendations
By Terrance S. Carter, Nancy E. Claridge, & Sean S. Carter Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Bulletin No. 43, September 24, 2015.
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Teens Awarded Compensation for Religious Discrimination in the Workplace
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 371, September 24, 2015.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - July/August 2015
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Draft Legislative Proposals Affecting Charities and RCAAAs
By Theresa L.M. Man Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 370, August 26, 2015.
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FATF Report on Combatting the Abuse of Non-Profit Organizations
By Terrance S. Carter, Nancy E. Claridge, & Sean S. Carter Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Bulletin No. 42, August 26, 2015.
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Senate Committee's Interim Report on "Countering the Terrorist Threat"
By Terrance S. Carter, Nancy E. Claridge, & Sean S. Carter Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Bulletin No. 41, August 26, 2015.
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Long Term Employee Awarded Twenty-Seven Months Notice
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 369, August 26, 2015.
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FCA Rules that PTAQ Fails to Evidence Direction and Control
By Terrance S. Carter and Linsey E.C. Rains Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 368, August 26, 2015.
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Avoiding Board Meeting Nightmares
was presented by Theresa L.M. Man and Terrance S. Carter at the CSAE Summer Summit on Thursday, July 9, 2015. PDF HANDOUT
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Charity Law Update - June 2015
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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House of Commons Finance Committee Tables Report on Terrorist Financing
By Terrance S. Carter, Nancy E. Claridge, & Sean S. Carter Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Bulletin No. 40, June 25, 2015.
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Ambiguous Termination Provision Deemed Unenforceable
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity Law Bulletin No. 367, June 24, 2015.
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Basic Legal Risk Management for Charities and Non-Profits
was presented by Terrance S. Carter at an evening seminar on "Managing the Risk" hosted by BDO LLP on Wednesday June 3, 2015. PDF HANDOUT
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Essential Charity Law Update
was presented by Theresa L.M. Man at the Healthcare Philanthropy: Check-Up 2015 hosted by Carters and Fasken Martineau on June 11, 2015. PDF HANDOUT
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Preparing for and Surviving a Charity CRA Audit
was presented by Terrance S. Carter at the Healthcare Philanthropy: Check-Up 2015 hosted by Carters and Fasken Martineau on June 11, 2015. PDF HANDOUT
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Judicial Renderings - Interesting Cases to Consider
was presented by Terrance S. Carter at the National Charity Law Symposium hosted by the Canadian Bar Association in Toronto, on May 29, 2015. PDF HANDOUT Paper
Charity Law Update - May 2015
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Re-Capping Employer Liability for Wrongful Acts of their Employees
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity Law Bulletin No. 366, May 27, 2015.
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The Three Hot Legal Issues for Charities Operating Abroad
was presented by Terrance S. Carter at the Ottawa CAIDP & CCIC Conference on May 13, 2015.
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Charity Law Update - April 2015
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Opt-In Versus Opt-Out? Federal OPC Comments on Consent
By Sepal Bonni and Terrance S. Carter Charity Law Bulletin No. 365, April 29, 2015.
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Employer Liable for Dismissal and Ontario Human Rights Code Damages
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity Law Bulletin No. 364, April 29, 2015.
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2015 Federal Budget: Impact on Charities
By Ryan M. Prendergast, Linsey E.C. Rains and Terrance S. Carter Charity Law Bulletin No. 363, April 22, 2015.
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Charity Law Update - March 2015
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Statistics Canada Releases New Survey on Giving and Volunteering
By Terrance S. Carter Charity Law Bulletin No. 362, March 25, 2015.
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Charity Law Update - February 2015
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Separating Fact from Fiction: Political Activities Revisited
By Terrance S. Carter & Linsey E. C. Rains Charity Law Bulletin No. 361, February 26, 2015.
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Register Trade-Marks Now Before Amendments take Effect
By Sepal Bonni & Terrance S. Carter Charity Law Bulletin No. 360, February 25, 2015.
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Implications of the New Estate Donation Rules Introduced by Budget 2014
By Theresa L.M. Man Charity Law Bulletin No. 359, February 25, 2015.
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School Board Liable for Student's Fall from Roof
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity Law Bulletin No. 358, February 25, 2015.
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Ontario Report on Dual Purpose Corporate Legislation
By Terrance S. Carter Charity Law Bulletin No. 357, February 25, 2015.
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The Impact of Bill C-51 on Charities and Not for Profits
By Terrance S. Carter, Nancy E. Claridge, & Sean S. Carter Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Bulletin No. 39, February 18, 2015.
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Charity Law Update - January 2015
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Legal Risk Management Checklist for Ontario-Based Non-Profit Organizations
January 2015
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Ontario Human Rights Commission Updates Policy on Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity Law Bulletin No. 356, January 28, 2015.
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Church & Charity & NFP Law Seminars Materials
Church & Charity & NFP Law materials.
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Charity Law Update - November/December 2014
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Report on Counter-Terrorism Laws and Humanitarian Organizations
By Sean S. Carter & Terrance S. Carter Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Bulletin No. 38, November 27, 2014.
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Ontario Workplace Laws Bill Receives Royal Assent
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity Law Bulletin No. 355, November 27, 2014.
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Legal Issues in Managing Endowment Funds
By Terrance S. Carter. Materials from Imagine Canada's November 25, 2014 webinar "Legal Issues in Managing Endowment Funds".
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Charity Law Update - October 2014
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Legal Risk Management Checklist For Ontario-Based Charities
October 2014
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Report On Mobilizing Private Capital For Public Good
By Terrance S. Carter Charity Law Bulletin No. 354, October 30, 2014.
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Defining "Disability": It Is Broad, But It Is Not The Flu
By Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity Law Bulletin No. 353, October 30, 2014.
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Preparing For New AODA Accessibility Requirements
By Nancy E. Claridge Charity Law Bulletin No. 352, October 30, 2014.
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Court Of Appeal Clarifies Approach Of Court In Religious Property Disputes
By Ryan Prendergast Charity Law Bulletin No. 47, October 30, 2014.
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Volunteer Agreements: Managing Volunteer Relations And Reducing Risk
By Terrance S. Carter And Barry W. Kwasniewski Charity Law Bulletin No. 351, October 30, 2014.
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Charity Law Update - September 2014
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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CRA Releases Guidance On Ineligible Individuals
By Ryan Prendergast and Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 350, September 25, 2014.
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Imagine Canada Report On Canada's Grantmaking Foundations
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 349, September 25, 2014.
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CASL Amendments To Canada's Competition Act
By Ryan Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 348, September 25, 2014.
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Charity Law Update - July/August 2014
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Upholding Procedural Fairness In Internal Discipline Procedures
By Sean S. Carter & Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 347, August 26, 2014.
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CRTC Clarifies Application Of CASL To Charities
By Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 346, August 26, 2014.
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Differential Pay-Schemes Ruled Discriminatory
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 345, August 26, 2014.
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Anti-Diversion Issues For Charities Operating Abroad
By By Terrance S. Carter & Sean S. Carter. Anti-Terrorism And Charity Law Bulletin No. 37, August 25, 2014.
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Ontario Introduces Administrative Calculation Service for Child Support
By Kristen D. Morris. Family Law Bulletin No. 1, August 25, 2014.
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Counterterror Studies Reveal Growing Concern for Humanitarian Organizations
By Nancy E. Claridge and Terrance S. Carter. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 36, June 25, 2014.
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Charity Law Update - June 2014
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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CRTC Releases Information Bulletin on Compliance Programs for CASL
By Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 344, June 25, 2014.
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Court Upholds Employee Termination Clause in Contract
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 343, June 24, 2014.
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The Tort of Domain Name Passing Off
By Sepal Bonni. Charity Law Bulletin No. 342, June 24, 2014.
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Charity Law Update - May 2014
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Digital Privacy Act Proposes Amendments to PIPEDA
By Terrance S. Carter and Colin J. Thurston. Charity Law Bulletin No. 341, May 28, 2014.
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New Ontario Mandatory Health and Safety Awareness Training
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 340, May 28, 2014.
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Charity Law Update - April 2014
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Unpaid Internships under Ontario Ministry Of Labour Scrutiny
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 339, April 29, 2014.
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Significant Changes to Trade-Marks Act Proposed
By Colin J. Thurston. Charity Law Bulletin No. 338, April 29, 2014.
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Sign up now for a session on Limiting Personal Liability as a Non-Profit Director
being hosted by the Institute of Corporate Directors on May 13, 2014.
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Charity Law Update - March 2014
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Ontario Court Rules Iranian Assets Subject to Seizure in Terrorist Case
By Sean S. Carter and Nancy E. Claridge. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 35, March 27, 2014.
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Common Law Duties and Liabilities of Directors In Fundraising
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 337, March 26, 2014.
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CNCA Continuance Process - An Update
By Theresa L.M. Man. Charity Law Bulletin No. 336, March 26, 2014.
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Report On Impact Investing In Canada
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 335, March 26, 2014.
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SCC Rules: Do Not Deduct Pension Benefits from Wrongful Dismissal Damages
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 334, March 26, 2014.
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Charity Law Update - February 2014
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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BC Supreme Court Authorizes Total Return Investment Strategy
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 333, February 27, 2014.
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FATF Mutual Evaluation of Canada's Anti-Money Laundering Measures
By Nancy E. Claridge and Terrance S. Carter. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 34, February 26, 2014.
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CRA Guidance on Charities That Provide Housing
By Theresa L.M. Man. Charity Law Bulletin No. 332, February 26, 2014.
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Court Awards Human Rights Damages in Wrongful Dismissal Lawsuit
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 331, February 26, 2014.
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Budget 2014: Impact on Charities
By Karen Cooper, Theresa Man, Nancy Claridge, Sean Carter, Ryan Prendergast and Terrance Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 330, February 12, 2014.
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Charity Law Update - January 2014
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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CRA Guidance on Promotion of Health and Charitable Registration
By Terrance S. Carter and Karen J. Cooper. Charity Law Bulletin No. 329, January 29, 2014.
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Here Comes Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation: Is Your Organization Prepared?
By Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 328, January 29, 2014.
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New WSIB Policies for Construction Work Impact Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 327, January 28, 2014.
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Free Webinar on Drafting Restricted Gift Agreements January 28
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The Charities Endorsement Act in Manitoba to be repealed as of December 31, 2013
On December 5, 2013, Bill 46, The Statutes Correction And Minor Amendments Act, 2013, received Royal Assent in Manitoba. Charities and fundraisers in the province of Manitoba should note that the bill repeals The Charities Endorsement Act. Charities required to apply for authorization to solicit funds under The Charities Endorsement Act will no longer be required to do so. The repeal will be effective as of December 31, 2013.
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Bill C-4 implements portions of Budget 2013 after Royal Assent on December 12, 2013
(e.g. paid parking, tax shelters) Read the bill.
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Finance Committee's report recommends exploring innovation in charitable giving for 2014 federal budget
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Anti-spam Legislation Coming into Force Date Announced
On December 4, 2013, the Ministry of Industry James Moore announced that that Anti-spam Legislation will come into force on July 1, 2014, press release link below.
 
As well, Industry Canada released the final form of their regulations for the Anti-spam Legislation, which will be published in the Canada Gazette on December 18, 2013. The regulations include a new exemption from the Anti-spam Legislation for registered charities, which will exempt commercial electronic messages that have as their "primary purpose" raising funds for the charity.

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Canadian Charities Operating Outside of Canada: What You Need To Know
by Terrance S. Carter in Canadian International Lawyer Journal, Vol.9 No.2, Canadian Bar Association, October 2013.
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Giving Tuesday is on December 3 for 2013
Learn more and get involved.
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Charity Law Update - November/December 2013
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Report On Protecting the "Nonprofit Sector" From Terrorist Abuse
By Sean S. Carter and Terrance S. Carter. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 33, November 27, 2013.
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Updated Legal Risk Management Checklist for Not-for-Profit Organizations
by Terrance S. Carter and Jacqueline M. Demczur
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Alberta Privacy Legislation Found Unconstitutional by SCC
By Colin J. Thurston. Charity Law Bulletin No. 326, November 27, 2013.
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Late Notice of Claim Leads to No Insurance Coverage
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 325, November 26, 2013.
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Top Court Upholds Role of Family in Withdrawing Life Support
By Jennifer M. Leddy. Charity Law Bulletin No. 324, November 26, 2013.
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20th Annual Church & Charity Law Seminar
Presentation materials are now available.
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Updated Legal Risk Management Checklist for Charities
by Terrance S. Carter and Jacqueline M. Demczur
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Essential Charity Law Update
A paper presented by Terrance S. Carter at the 16th Annual Estates and Trusts Summit hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
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Charity Law Update - October 2013
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Charities Legislation & Commentary, 2014 Edition
Co-Edited by Terrance S. Carter, Maria Elena Hoffstein, and Adam M. Parachin (LexisNexis Butterworths, October 2013). Commentary
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Foreign Corruption Issues for Charities Operating Outside Of Canada
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 323, October 29, 2013.
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Company Fined $750,000 for Criminal Negligence Causing Death
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 322, October 29, 2013.
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Charity Law Update - September 2013
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Religious School Wins Rare Delay of Revocation
By Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 321, September 26, 2013.
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Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Rules That Atheism Is Protected As a 'Creed'
By Sean S. Carter, Terrance S. Carter and Jennifer M. Leddy. Church Law Bulletin No. 45, September 26, 2013.
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Ontario Decision Highlights Importance of Employment Contracts
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 320, September 25, 2013.
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Quebec Charter Challenges Freedom of Religion
By Jennifer M. Leddy. Church Law Bulletin No. 44, September 25, 2013.
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Charity Law Update - July/August 2013
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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New CRA Guidance on Purposes and Activities Benefiting Youth
By Terrance S. Carter and Jacqueline M. Demczur. Charity Law Bulletin No. 319, August 28, 2013.
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CRA Guidance on How to Draft Purposes for Charitable Registration
By Jennifer M. Leddy and Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 318, August 28, 2013.
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Employment Harassment by Facebook Posts
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 317, August 28, 2013.
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Charity Law Update - June 2013
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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CRA Guidance on Foreign Activities Changes Rules on Capital Property in a Foreign Country
By Terrance S. Carter and Jacqueline M. Demczur. Charity Law Bulletin No. 316, June 27, 2013.
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Bill 85 to Amend Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010
By Theresa L.M Man. Charity Law Bulletin No. 315, June 26, 2013.
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Ontario Labour Relations Board Clarifies "Workplace Harassment"
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 314, June 26, 2013.
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Ontario introduces bill containing proposed amendments to support proclamation of ONCA

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Charity Law Update - May 2013
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Federal Court Of Appeal Decision in Prescient
By Karen J. Cooper. Charity Law Bulletin No. 313, May 30, 2013.
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Federal Government Releases Report On Social Financing
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 312, May 30, 2013.
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CRA Comments on Registration of Low-Cost Housing Residences as Qualified Donees
By Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 311, May 30, 2013.
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Drinking and Driving Employee Loses Job
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 310, May 28, 2013.
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An Overview of CRA's Community Economic Development Guidance, Including Program Related Investments
was presented by Theresa L.M. Man at the National Charity Law Symposium hosted by the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations in Toronto, Ontario, on May 10, 2013.
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In Memoriam - Jane Burke-Robertson
It is with great sadness that we announce that our friend and colleague, Jane Burke Robertson, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
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Charity Law Update - April 2013
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Terminating Probationary Employees
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 309, April 25, 2013.
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Working With The Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act: Incorporation and Continuance
was presented by Theresa L.M. Man at the Ontario Bar Association Health Law Section CLE on Not-For-Profit and Charitable Organizations in the Health Sector: Evolving Governance & Compliance Issues held in Toronto, Ontario, on April 8, 2013.
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Charity Law Update - March 2013
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Employee Termination "Dos" and "Don'ts"
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 308, March 26, 2013.
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Foreign Activities: How to Get Ready For A CRA Audit
By Jacqueline M. Demczur. Charity Law Bulletin No. 307, March 26, 2013.
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2013 Federal Budget: New Donor Tax Credit, GST/HST and Anti-Tax Shelter Provisions Affecting Charities
By Terrance S. Carter, Karen J. Cooper and Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 306, March 22, 2013.
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Charity Law Update - February 2013
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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CRA Releases New T3010(13)
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 305, February 27, 2013.
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Charity Law 2012 - Year in Review
By Terrance S. Carter, Karen J. Cooper and Theresa L.M. Man. Charity Law Bulletin No. 304, February 27, 2013.
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Police Checks and Child Protection
By Esther S.J. Oh. Charity Law Bulletin No. 303, February 27, 2013.
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Going Mobile: Legal Considerations for Mobile App Development
By Colin J. Thurston. Charity Law Bulletin No. 302, February 27, 2013.
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Summary of Report on Tax Incentives for Charitable Giving
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 301, February 27, 2013.
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Elder Care and Family Status Discrimination Ontario Ruling
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 300, February 27, 2013.
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Charity Law Update - January 2013
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Transitioning Under the New Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010: Practical Considerations
By Theresa L.M. Man. Charity Law Bulletin No. 299, January 30, 2013.
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Industry Canada Publishes Revised Anti-spam Regulations
By Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 298, January 30, 2013.
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Top Court Affirms Balanced Approach to Competing Charter Rights
By Jennifer M. Leddy. Church Law Bulletin No. 43, January 30, 2013.
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Limiting Slip and Fall Liability for Charities and NPOs
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 297, January 29, 2013.
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Bill creating Australia's first national, independent regulator for the charitable sector became law December 3, 2012
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
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Transition checklist and more on the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 from Ontario Consumer Services
Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services
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Charity Law Update - November/December 2012
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Practical Considerations Involving the CRA Guidance on Fundraising
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 296, November 29, 2012.
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Supreme Court Decision on Workplace Computers and Employee Privacy
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 295, November 29, 2012.
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Court Provides Comments to Trustees Pursuing Litigation
By Ryan M. Prendergast and Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 294, November 28, 2012.
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Directors and Officers Insurance: Know Your Coverage and Your Options
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 293, November 27, 2012.
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Top Court to Hear Case on Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment

On December 10, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear a significant case about who decides when life-sustaining treatment may be withdrawn. The patient's physicians maintain that they can withdraw life-sustaining treatment without the consent of the substitute decision maker if it is no longer medically indicated and that to hold otherwise would encourage patients to insist on treatments that are medically futile. The patient's wife, who is his substitute decision-maker, takes the position that the medical measures are of benefit to her husband because they are keeping him alive and that he is entitled to remain alive until she thinks that that there is no hope for his recovery.

In the Rasouli case, the Supreme Court of Canada will determine whether the physicians can remove his life-sustaining treatment solely on the basis of their medical opinion or if they must obtain the consent of the substitute decision maker and, failing that, a ruling from the Consent and Capacity Board established under the Ontario Health Care Consent Act. The case is of particular interest to health care and religious charities and to those who are concerned about and reflect upon end-of-life decisions. For more background about the facts, the issues and decisions in the courts below, see Charity Law Bulletin No. 256.

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Bill C-458 Supporting Canada's Charitable Sector Introduced
Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo, introduced Private Member's Bill C-458 Supporting Canada's Charitable Sector on October 31, 2012. If passed, the Bill would extend the tax deadline for charitable donations and would establish the last week of February each year to be National Charities Week. Bill C-458 proposes moving the tax deadline for charitable donations from December 31 to the end of February so that taxpayers who make charitable donations in the first 60 days of the new year can credit those donations against their income from the previous year. The expectation is that postponing the deadline from the time of year when people are thinking about holidays until the time when people are strategising about their finances would cause people to donate more. Meanwhile, MP Braid believes a National Charities Week would "highlight and celebrate our charitable sector and make Canadians proud to support the important work they do in our communities."
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Charity Law Update - October 2012
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Mission Drift and Corporate Objects
By Terrance S. Carter and Barry W. Bussey. Church Law Bulletin No. 42, October 26, 2012.
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Charities Legislation & Commentary, 2013 Edition
Co-Edited by Adam M. Parachin, Maria Elena Hoffstein, and Terrance S. Carter (LexisNexis Butterworths, October 2012). Commentary
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Tax Efficient Giving
By Theresa L.M. Man.Prepared for CIBC Wood Gundy.
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Courts Provide Guidance on When a Director's Resignation is Valid
By Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 292, October 25, 2012.
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Setback in Battle Against Donation Scams
By Professor Adam Parachin. Charity Law Bulletin No. 291, October 24, 2012.
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Lawsuit Against Corporate Sponsors Dismissed
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 290, October 23, 2012.
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What are the Issues for Non-Profit Organizations When Earning Non-Membership Income?
by Karen J. Cooper. Forum Trillium Chapter, Canadian Society of Association Executives ,October 2012, Quarter 3.
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Charity Law Update - September 2012
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Fired B.C. Worker Awarded Over $800,000 by Jury
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 289, September 27, 2012.
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Charity Law Update - July/August 2012
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Court Rules Employee Cannot Change Place of Work Without Employer Consent
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 288, August 28, 2012.
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CRA Updated Guidance on Community Economic Development
By Theresa L.M Man, Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 287, August 27, 2012.
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Charity Law Update - June 2012
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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FATF Special Recommendation VIII: Impact On Countering Terrorist Financing
By Terrance S. Carter and Nancy E. Claridge. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 32, May 30, 2012.
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Playing By the Rules: Political Activities Fair Game for Charities
By Terrance S. Carter and Karen J. Cooper. Charity Law Bulletin No. 286, June 28, 2012.
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Discrimination Based On Gender Identity or Expression to Be Prohibited In Ontario
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 285, June 27, 2012.
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What's New in the Governance of Not-for-Profit Corporations? (CNCA/ONCA)
was presented by Terrance Carter at The Law Society of Upper Canada's Six-Minute Business Lawyer in Toronto, Ontario, on June 7, 2012.
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Charity Law Update - May 2012
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Canada's Counter-Terrorism Strategy Targets Environmentalism
By Terrance S. Carter and Nancy E. Claridge. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 31, May 30, 2012.
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Liability Waiver Upheld By B.C. Court Of Appeal
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 284, May 29, 2012.
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New Ineligibility Requirements for Directors, Officers and Staff of Registered Charities
was presented by Karen J. Cooper at The 2012 National Charity Law Symposium a joint program of the Canadian Bar Association's and the Ontario Bar Association's Charity and Not-For-Profit Law Sections held in Toronto, Ontario, on May 4, 2012.
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Charity Law Update - April 2012
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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CRA Releases New Fundraising Guidance
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 283, April 26, 2012.
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"Ministerial Exception" Precludes Application of U.S. Discrimination Law
By Esther S.J. Oh. Church Law Bulletin No. 41, April 26, 2012.
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Court Issues Decision on Not-for-Profit Election and Membership
By Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 282, April 26, 2012.
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Facebook Passwords and Human Rights
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 281, April 26, 2012.
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Charity Law Update - March 2012
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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2012 Federal Budget: Including New Rules and Sanctions for Charities Conducting Political Activities
By Ryan M. Prendergast, Theresa L.M Man, Karen J. Cooper and Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 280, March 30, 2012.
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FATF Revises Recommendations on Combating Terrorist Financing
By Nancy E. Claridge and Terrance S. Carter. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 30, March 29, 2012.
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High Damage Award for Sexual Assault in the Workplace Upheld
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 279, March 29, 2012.
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Statistics Canada Survey on Giving and Volunteering Released
By Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 278, March 28, 2012.
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Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act Receives Royal Assent
By Terrance S. Carter and Nancy E. Claridge. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 29, March 28, 2012.
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Directors' and Officers' Duties and Liabilities under the CNCA and the ONCA
A paper prepared by Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast for the Emerging Issues in Directors' and Officers' Liability 2012, a continuing professional development program hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada in Toronto, Ontario, on March 1, 2012.
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Charity Law Update - February 2012
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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HLF Decision: Terrorist Financing Victory or Troubling Precedent for Charities?
By Nancy E. Claridge and Terrance S. Carter. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 28, February 28, 2012.
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Freedom of Religion and Parental Rights
By Jennifer M. Leddy. Church Law Bulletin No. 40, February 28, 2012.
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"Intrusion Upon Seclusion" New Tort From Ontario Court Of Appeal
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 277, February 27, 2012.
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Digging For Dirt: Handling Requests For Information
was presented by Terrance S. Carter at the 2012 OBA Institute - Board Issues under the New Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (Canada and Ontario) in Toronto, Ontario, on February 10, 2012.
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Charity Law Update - January 2012
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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B.C. Advisory Council Draft Report on Social Enterprise
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 276, January 25, 2012.
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Charity Law 2011 - Year in Review
By Terrance S. Carter, Karen J. Cooper and Theresa L.M. Man. Charity Law Bulletin No. 275, January 25, 2012.
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Enhanced Regulatory Regime for Qualified Donees
By Karen J. Cooper. Charity Law Bulletin No. 274, January 24, 2012.
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Implications of SCC Ruling That Human Rights Tribunal Cannot Award Costs
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 273, January 24, 2012.
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Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Consultation Released
By Terrance S. Carter and Nancy E. Claridge. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 27, January 24, 2012.
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What Charities and Not-For-Profits Can Learn From Recent Trade-Mark Disputes
Colin J. Thurston and Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 272, January 23, 2012.
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Charity Law Update - November/December 2011
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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CRA Draft Guidance on Arts Organizations and Charitable Registration
By Theresa L.M. Man. Charity Law Bulletin No. 271, December 1, 2011.
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ULCC Adopts Revised Draft of Uniform Informal Public Appeals Act
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 270, December 1, 2011.
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Effect of Anti-Terrorism Laws on Humanitarian Aid Remain A Concern
By Nancy E. Claridge and Terrance S. Carter. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 26, December 1, 2011.
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Ineligible Individuals - New Governance Provisions for Charities
By Karen J. Cooper. Charity Law Bulletin No. 269, December 1, 2011.
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Identifying Five of the Top Legal and Risk Management Challenges for 2012
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 268, December 1, 2011.
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Court Issues Supplementary Reasons in VON Decision
By Ryan M. Prendergast and Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 267, November 30, 2011.
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Advancement of Religion: Discussion Rekindled
By Jennifer M. Leddy and Terrance S. Carter. Church Law Bulletin No. 39, November 30, 2011.
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Textual Harassment: Sexual Harassment Via Text Message
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 266, November 28, 2011.
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Charity Law Update - October 2011
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Foundation in Breach of Fiduciary and Trust Obligations
By Ryan M. Prendergast and Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 265, October 27, 2011.
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Transfers to Head Bodies Outside Canada
By Jennifer M. Leddy. Charity Law Bulletin No. 264, October 27, 2011.
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Ontario Accessibility Standards to be in Place as of January 1, 2012
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 263, October 27, 2011.
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Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act Announcement
Industry Canada announced on October 11, 2011 that the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act will be in force on October 17, 2011. For more details, see Industry Canada's website at the link below.
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The Practical Impact of the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act
Presented by Theresa L.M. Man for Osgoode Hall Law School's Professional Development CLE "The Intensive Short Course on Legal and Risk Management for Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations."
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Charities and the Anti-terrorism Financing/ Money Laundering Regime
Presented by Terrance S. Carter for Osgoode Hall Law School's Professional Development CLE "Legal and Risk Management for Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations."
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Charities Legislation & Commentary, 2012 Edition
co-edited by Adam M. Parachin, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Terrance S. Carter, B.A., LL.B.& Maria Elena Hoffstein, B.A., M.A., LL.B., LexisNexis Butterworths, October 2011. Preface
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Charity Law Update - September 2011
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Considerations When Drafting Restricted Charitable Purpose Trusts
By Terrance S. Carter. Reproduced with permission from Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal, Vol. 30, No. 4, September 2011.
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The Nuts And Bolts of the Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010
By Terrance S. Carter and Theresa L.M. Man. Charity Law Bulletin No. 262, September 30, 2011.
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Court Of Appeal Says Domain Names Are "Personal Property"
By Colin J. Thurston. Charity Law Bulletin No. 261, September 29, 2011.
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Community Dialogue on Human Rights Relating To Freedom of Religion
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Church Law Bulletin No. 37, September 29, 2011.
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More Technical Interpretations on the Clergy Residence Deduction
By Jennifer M. Leddy and Terrance S. Carter. Church Law Bulletin No. 38, September 29, 2011.
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Federal Court Limits Questions on Religious Belief
By Jennifer M. Leddy. Church Law Bulletin No. 36, September 29, 2011.
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Who's On First? Knowing Who Your Directors Are
By Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 260, September 29, 2011.
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Charity Law Update - July/August 2011
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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CRA Guidance on Working through Intermediaries in Canada
By Ryan M. Prendergast and Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 259, August 19, 2011.
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Patriot Act/Holder Decision: Continued Concerns for Canadian Charities
By Nancy E. Claridge and Terrance S. Carter. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 25, August 19, 2011.
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Limitations on Director's Due Diligence Defence under ITA & ETA
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 258, August 19, 2011.
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Regulations for Anti-Spam Legislation Released for Consultation
By Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 257, August 18, 2011.
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Significant Court Of Appeal Decision on Withdrawing Life Support
By Jennifer M. Leddy. Charity Law Bulletin No. 256, August 18, 2011.
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Rules: No Cap on Dismissal Damages for Clerical or Unskilled Workers
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 255, August 18, 2011.
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Charity Law Update - June 2011
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Imagine Canada to Launch a Standards Program In 2011
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 254, June 23, 2011.
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Minister of Finance Reintroduces Budget 2011
By Theresa L.M. Man, Karen J. Cooper and Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 253, June 23, 2011.
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Church Diocese Liable for Volunteer's Injuries - New Brunswick Court of Appeal
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Church Law Bulletin No. 35, June 22, 2011.
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Refugee Claim Turned Down Because Claimant Unable To Prove Sincerity of Religious Belief
By Jennifer M. Leddy. Church Law Bulletin No. 34, June 22, 2011.
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Charity Law Update - May 2011
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Enforcement of Trade-Mark Rights Puts Large and Small Infringers at Risk
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 252, May 26, 2011.
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Human Rights Tribunal Finds Social Organization Discriminated In Expelling Falun Gong Practitioner
By Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast. Church Law Bulletin No. 33, May 26, 2011.
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Interim Report of the Special Senate Committee on Anti-Terrorism Is Released
By Terrance S. Carter and Nancy E. Claridge. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 24, May 26, 2011.
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Release of Liability Found To Be Enforceable In Recent B.C. Decision
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 251, May 25, 2011.
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Charity Law Update - April 2011
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Considers Employee Expectations of Privacy in Information Stored On Work Computers
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 250, April 18, 2011.
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Ontario Legislature Passes Bill 122, the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act
By Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 249, March 31, 2011.
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Charity Law Update - March 2011
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Be Charitable During The Election Campaign: The Do's And Don't's For Charities
By Jennifer M. Leddy and Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 248, March 30, 2011.
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Countdown to the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act Practice Tip #9: Special Act Corporations
By Jane Burke-Robertson and Theresa L.M. Man. Charity Law Bulletin No. 247, March 30, 2011.
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Social Media: An Emerging Issue in The Workplace
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 246, March 30, 2011.
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Budget 2011 Will Have Broad Impact on the Charitable Sector
By Theresa L.M. Man, Karen J. Cooper, Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 245, March 30, 2011.
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Duties and Liabilities of Directors and Officers of Charities and Non-Profit Organizations
Prepared by Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast for the Law Society of Upper Canada, March 29, 2011.
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Bill C-470 Receives Third Reading and Referred to Senate
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 244, March 24, 2011.
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2011 Budget Released with Implications for the Charitable Sector
On March 22, 2011, the Federal Government released the 2011 Federal Budget. Among the many changes announced in the Federal Budget, there are a number of significant changes that affect the charitable sector. These changes are intended to give confidence to Canadian donors that their donations support legitimate charities and are used for charitable purposes, and to prevent abuse of the generosity of the existing tax regime. For a summary of these changes
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Charity Law Update - February 2011
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Countdown to the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act - Practice Tip #8: Corporate Records by Jane Burke-Robertson and Theresa L.M. Man
Charity Law Bulletin No.239
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Updated Checklist: Trade-Mark and Domain Name Protection for Charities by Terrance S. Carter and U. Shen Goh

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Draft CRA Guidance on Promotion of Animal Welfare and Charitable Registration by Terrance S. Carter and Jacqueline M. Demczur
Charity Law Bulletin No.243
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Bill To Prevent Gender Identity and Expression Discrimination Passed By House of Commons
Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity Law Bulletin No.242
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Public Officials and Freedom of Religion: The Marriage Commissioners Reference by Jennifer M. Leddy
Church Law Bulletin No.32
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Updated Legal Risk Management Checklist for Not-for-Profit Organizations by Terrance S. Carter and Jacqueline M. Demczur

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Charity Law Update - January 2011
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Ontario Court of Appeal Restores Motive Requirement in Definition of Terrorist Activity by Nancy E. Claridge and Terrance S. Carter
Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No.23
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Australian Political Lobbyist Group Wins Fight to Keep Charitable Status by Terrance S. Carter
Charity Law Bulletin No.241
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Charity Law 2010 - Year In Review by Terrance S. Carter, Karen J. Cooper and Theresa L.M. Man
Charity Law Bulletin No.240
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New Rules for Spam Impacts Registered Charities and Not-For-Profits by Ryan M. Prendergast
Charity Law Bulletin No.238
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New Brunswick Court Awards Dismissed Employee Punitive Damages
by Barry W. Kwasniewski in Charity Law Bulletin No.237
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Amendments made to Bill C-470 by Standing Committee on Finance
Private Members' Bill C-470, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (revocation of registration), which proposed a salary cap of $250,000 for any executive or employee of a charity, and mandatory disclosure of compensation for its five highest-paid executives or employees, has been ammended by the Standing Committee on Finance to eliminate the $250,000 compensation cap, and the introduction of a threshold of $100,000 for compensation disclosure requirements
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Charities Legislation & Commentary, 2011
Edition Now Available
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Charity Law Update - November/December 2010
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Case Comment: London Humane Society Case Affirms Directors of Charities Must Act In Good Faith by Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast
Charity Law Bulletin No.236
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Ontario Charities and Not-For-Profits Will Need To Meet Accessibility Standards In 2012 by Terrance S. Carter
Charity Law Bulletin No.235
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Auditor General of Canada Fall 2010 Report by Terrance S. Carter and Karen J. Cooper
Charity Law Bulletin No.234
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Constructive Dismissal: Implications for Charities and Not-For-Profits by Barry W. Kwasniewski
Charity Law Bulletin No.233
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New Pension Planning Opportunities for Charities and Not-For-Profits by Richard E. Johnston
Charity Law Bulletin No.232
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Updated Legal Risk Management Checklist for Charities by Terrance S. Carter and Jacqueline M. Demczur

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Charity Law Update - October 2010
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Veiled Testimony: Reconciling Competing Charter Rights by Jennifer M. Leddy
Church Law Bulletin No.31
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Countdown to the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act - Practice Tip #7: Importing, Exporting, and Amalgamation by Jane Burke-Robertson and Theresa L.M. Man
Charity Law Bulletin No.231
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Exemption for Charities under New Regulation to the Land Transfer Tax Act (Ontario) by Theresa L.M. Man
Charity Law Bulletin No.230
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The End of Mandatory Retirement: Legal Implications for Employers by Barry W. Kwasniewski
Charity Law Bulletin No.229
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Considerations When Drafting Restricted Charitable Purpose Trusts
was presented by Terrance S. Carter at the Ontario Bar Association CLE Program Trusts, Trustees, Trusteeships 2010, held in Toronto, Ontario
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Charity Law Update - September 2010
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Changes to Bill 65, The Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010, Pending Third Reading by Terrance S. Carter and Jane Burke-Robertson
Charity Law Bulletin No.228, September 30, 2010
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Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth: What to Do With "Bad" Donations by Ryan M. Prendergast
Charity Law Bulletin No.227, September 29, 2010
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Recent Ontario Decisions Highlight Risks of Terminating Disabled Employees by Barry W. Kwasniewski
Charity Law Bulletin No.226, September 29, 2010
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Ontario Government Seeks To Enhance the Work of Charities and Not-For-Profits by Esther S.J. Oh
Charity Law Bulletin No.225, September 29, 2010
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ULCC Working Group Introduces Draft Uniform Informal Public Appeals Act by Terrance S. Carter
Charity Law Bulletin No.224, September 28, 2010
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Government of Canada Fund to Match Individuals' Donations to Flood Relief Efforts in Pakistan by Terrance S. Carter
Charity Law Bulletin No.223, September 3, 2010
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Charity Law Update - July/August 2010
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Charities, NPOs and the HST by Karen J. Cooper
Charity Law Bulletin No.222, July 29, 2010
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Air India Report Examines Role of Charities in Terrorist Financing by Terrance S. Carter, Nancy E. Claridge and Sean S. Carter
Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No.22, July 29, 2010
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Recent Income Tax Act Amendments That Affect Charities by Theresa L.M. Man
Charity Law Bulletin No.221, July 29, 2010
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Countdown to the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act - Practice Tip #6: Drafting By-Laws on Absentee Voting By Members by Jane Burke-Robertson and Theresa L.M. Man
Charity Law Bulletin No.220, July 29, 2010
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CRA's Revised Guidance For Canadian Registered Charities Carrying Out Activities Outside Canada by Terrance S. Carter and Karen J. Cooper
Charity Law Bulletin No.219, July 29, 2010
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Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Rules Settlements and Releases Are To Be Enforced by Barry W. Kwasniewski
Charity Law Bulletin No.218, July 28, 2010
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Charity Law Update - June 2010
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Technical Interpretations Re: Clergy Residence Deduction by Jennifer M. Leddy
Church Law Bulletin No.30, June 24, 2010
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Applications for Enforcement of Fundraising Agreements Dismissed by Terrance S. Carter
Charity Law Bulletin No.217, June 24, 2010
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Tax Court of Canada Dismisses Appeals Related To Donation Tax Fraud Scheme by Karen J. Cooper
Charity Law Bulletin No.216, June 24, 2010
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Overview of the Air India Report Concerning Terrorist Financing by Terrance S. Carter and Nancy E. Claridge
Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No.21, June 24, 2010
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Countdown to the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act - Practice Tip #5: Drafting By-Laws for Continuance Under the CNCA by Jane Burke-Robertson
Charity Law Bulletin No.215, June 24, 2010
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Employee Overtime: Know the Rules and Reduce the Risks by Barry W. Kwasniewski
Charity Law Bulletin No.214, June 24, 2010
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Air India Report Warns Against Hindering the Work of "Honest Charities"
On June 17, 2010 the Final Air India Report was released. The link to the full report is http://www.majorcomm.ca/en/reports/finalreport/. The Report's Volume 5 on Terrorist Financing will be of particular interest to charities. Several of the recommendations contained in Volume 5 are encouraging for charities, specifically the following: "It is essential that measures to defeat the use of charities or NPOs for TF [terrorist financing] not unnecessarily impede the valuable activities of legitimate organizations. Any new guidelines or best practices that the CRA may contemplate to help it address TF in the charitable sector should be developed in close cooperation with the charitable sector. The work of honest charities should not be hindered because of unrealistic guidelines or best practices."
Update on Bill 65, The Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act
On June 2, 2010 Bill 65, Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010, passed second reading and was ordered to the Standing Committee on Social Policy. Bill 65 proposes reforms to Ontario incorporated charities similar to that found in the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act and will modernize the incorporation process required for charities and not-for-profits
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Charity Law Update - May 2010
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Countdown to the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act - Practice Tip #4: Discipline of Members and New Remedies Under CNCA by Jane Burke-Robertson
Charity Law Bulletin No.213, May 27, 2010
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Divisional Court Decision Provides Mixed Results in Christian Horizons Appeal by Jennifer M. Leddy and Terrance S. Carter
Church Law Bulletin No.29, May 26, 2010
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CRA Releases Final Guidance on Upholding Human Rights and Charitable Registration by Terrance S. Carter
Charity Law Bulletin No.212, May 26, 2010
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No Entitlement to Director Indemnification for Bad Faith Acts by Nancy E. Claridge
Charity Law Bulletin No.211, May 26, 2010
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Introduction of Bill 65, The Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act by Jane Burke-Robertson and Terrance S. Carter
Charity Law Bulletin No.210, May 25, 2010
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Ontario Court Affirms the Fiduciary Obligations Owed By Directors of Charitable Organizations by Terrance S. Carter
Charity Law Bulletin No.209, May 25, 2010
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British Columbia Supreme Court Rules Employee Critical of Management Properly Dismissed For Cause by Barry W. Kwasniewski
Charity Law Bulletin No.208, May 25, 2010
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Charity Law Update - April 2010
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Considerations in Drafting Investment Policies in Ontario by Terrance S. Carter
Charity Law Bulletin No.207, April 29, 2010
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The Parameters of Political Activities for Registered Charities by Jennifer M. Leddy
Charity Law Bulletin No.206, April 28, 2010
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Employers Be Aware: New Ontario Law Will Increase Reporting Obligations Regarding Child Pornography by Barry W. Kwasniewski
Charity Law Bulletin No.205, April 28, 2010
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Business Activities - Raising Revenue Through Business Activities Without Violating Legal Principles: Part 3 by Donald J. Bourgeois
Charity Law Bulletin No.204, April 27, 2010
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Charity Law Update - March 2010
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Tax Court of Canada Considers Solicited Donations by Karen J. Cooper
Charity Law Bulletin No.203, March 30, 2010
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Bill C-470 Proposes Salary Cap on Charities by Terrance S. Carter
Charity Law Bulletin No.202, March 30, 2010
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CRA Jurisdiction to Revoke Charitable Status Confirmed By Court of Appeal by Karen J. Cooper
Charity Law Bulletin No.201, March 30, 2010
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Business Activities - Raising Revenue Through Business Activities Without Violating Legal Principles: Part 2 by Donald J. Bourgeois
Charity Law Bulletin No.200, March 30, 2010
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Countdown to the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act - Practice Tip #3: Election and Appointment of Directors by Jane Burke-Robertson and Jennifer M. Leddy
Charity Law Bulletin No.199, March 29, 2010
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Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms: "Dependent Contractors" Entitled To Reasonable Notice of Termination by Barry W. Kwasniewski
Charity Law Bulletin No.198, March 29, 2010
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Significant Benefit for Charities in 2010 Federal Budget DQ Reform by Karen J. Cooper and Terrance S. Carter
Charity Law Bulletin No.197, March 8, 2010
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Charity Law Update - February 2010
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Business Activities - Raising Revenue Through Business Activities Without Violating Legal Principles by Donald J. Bourgeois
Charity Law Bulletin No.196, February 25, 2010
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Federal Court Of Appeal Rules Successful Human Rights Complainants Cannot Be Awarded Their Legal Costs by Barry W. Kwasniewski
Charity Law Bulletin No.195, February 25, 2010
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The Application of the Competition Act to Fundraising by Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations by Terrance S. Carter
Charity Law Bulletin No.194, February 25, 2010
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Countdown to the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act - Practice Tip #2: Continuance of CCA Part II Corporations by Jane Burke-Robertson
Charity Law Bulletin No.193, February 25, 2010
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Investment Powers of Charities and Not-For-Profits under Ontario's Trustee Act by Terrance S. Carter
Charity Law Bulletin No.192, February 25, 2010
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Countdown to the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act - Practice Tip #1: To Be Or Not To Be a Soliciting Corporation
Charity Law Bulletin No.191, January 28, 2010
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Banyan Tree Class Action Receives Certification
Charity Law Bulletin No.190, January 28, 2010
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Ontario Bill 168 Receives Royal Assent: Employers Will Need to Address Workplace Violence and Harrassment Prevention
Charity Law Bulletin No.189, January 28, 2010
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Passion And Defamation
Charity Law Bulletin No.188, January 28, 2010
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A Proposed Alternative to Split-Receipting
Charity Law Bulletin No.187, January 28, 2010
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Highlights of CRA Registered Charities Newsletter Fall 2009
Charity Law Bulletin No.186, January 28, 2010
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Charity Law 2009 - Year in Review
Charity Law Bulletin No.185, January 27, 2010
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Tax Court of Canada Denies Leveraged Donation Tax Credit
Charity Law Bulletin No.184, December 18, 2009
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Pregnant Employees: Employers Need to Know Their Legal Responsibilities
Charity Law Bulletin No.183, December 18, 2009
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Report of the Standing Committee on Finance Recommends Changes to Encourage Charitable Giving
Charity Law Bulletin No.182, December 17, 2009
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Bill 212 Brings Significant Reform to the Regulation of Charities in Ontario
Charity Law Bulletin No.181, November 26, 2009
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Austrailian Commission Proposes Overhaul of Charity and Not-For-Profit Regulation in Austrailia
Charity Law Bulletin No.180, November 26, 2009
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Funding the Sector - The Need for Substantial Reform
Charity Law Bulletin No.179, November 25, 2009
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Waivers of Liability for Charity and Not For-Profit Events: An Update of the Law
Charity Law Bulletin No.178, November 25, 2009
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Charity Commission of England and Wales 2008-2009 Report on Compliance
Charity Law Bulletin No.177, October 29, 2009
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Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee Provides Tips on Charitable Fundraising
Charity Law Bulletin No.176, September 29, 2009
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Just Cause for Employee Dismissal: What Employers Need to Know
Charity Law Bulletin No.175, September 29, 2009
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The Charitable Gifts Act: A Commentary
Charity Law Bulletin No.174, September 29, 2009
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Report on the Canada Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating
Charity Law Bulletin No.173, September 28, 2009
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CRA'S Proposed New Guidance for Charities Operating Outside of Canada
Charity Law Bulletin No.172, July 30, 2009
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Enduring Property and the Disbursement Quota
Charity Law Bulletin No.171, July 29, 2009
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Federal Court of Appeal Allows CRA to Withdraw Compliance Agreement
Charity Law Bulletin No.170, July 29, 2009
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The Revisied CRA Guidance on Fundraising: Improved But Still Challenging
Charity Law Bulletin No.169, June 25, 2009
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Probationary Employees: What Employers Need to Know
Charity Law Bulletin No.168, June 24, 2009
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Non-Profit Commercial Activity: A Case Comment on the BBM CANADA Decision
Charity Law Bulletin No.167, May 29, 2009
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CRA Draft Guidance on the Protection of Human Rights and Charitable Registration
Charity Law Bulletin No.166, May 28, 2009
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Case Comment and Analysis of an Employee's Duty To Mitigate Wrongful Dismissal Damages
Charity Law Bulletin No.165, April 29, 2009
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Lawyers Who Lobby on Behalf of Charities and Non-Profits
Charity Law Bulletin No.164, April 29, 2009
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The Exposure of Directors to Costs in Litigation: A Case Comment
Charity Law Bulletin No.163, April 28, 2009
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Avoiding Director's Liability in Troubled Economic Times
Charity Law Bulletin No.162, March 27, 2009
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Managing Endowments During Difficult Financial Times
Charity Law Bulletin No.161, March 26, 2009
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Monitoring Employee Computer Use Raises Privacy Concerns
Charity Law Bulletin No.160, March 26, 2009
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Employment Contracts for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations
Charity Law Bulletin No.159, March 26, 2009
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Commentary on the New T3010B Annual Information Return
Charity Law Bulletin No.158, February 26, 2009
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Comment on Delaware Decision and Possible Need to Consider Direcctor Indemnity Agreements
Charity Law Bulletin No.157, February 26, 2009
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Federal Budget 2009: Grants, Contributions and Earmarks, But No New Tax Incentives
Charity Law Bulletin No.156, February 26, 2009
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Charity Law 2008 - The Year in Review
Charity Law Bulletin No.155, January 23, 2009
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CRA Releases Publication Outlining Important Changes for Registered Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.154, January 22, 2009
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The Ins and Outs of Wrongful Dismissal For Charities and Non-Profits
Charity Law Bulletin No.153, January 22, 2009
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What Canadians Think about Charities: Highlights of Muttart's Talking about Chariities 2008 Report
Charity Law Bulletin No.152, December 19, 2008
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Highlights of CRA Registered Charities Newsletter Winter 2008
Charity Law Bulletin No.151, December 18, 2008
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Calculation of 3.5% Disbursement Quota for all Registered Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.150, December 18, 2008
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Highlights of CRA'S Report on Small and Rural Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.149, December 18, 2008
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Employee or Independent Contractor? Be Aware of the Risks
Charity Law Bulletin No.148, December 18, 2008
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Lobbyist Registration Legislation: Impact on OntarioI Charities and Non-Profit Organizations
Charity Law Bulletin No.147, November 26, 2008
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Procedural Rights and Requirements in Club Discipline Process
Charity Law Bulletin No.146, September 29, 2008
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Highlights of CRA Registered Charities Newsletter Summer 2008
Charity Law Bulletin No.145, September 25, 2008
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Human Rights Regime Change in Ontrio: What Charities Should Know
Charity Law Bulletin No.144, September 25, 2008
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CRA Draft Policy on Sports and Charitable Registration
Charity Law Bulletin No.143, September 25, 2008
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Be Careful What You Ask For: CRA Proposed Policy on Fundraising
Charity Law Bulletin No.142, August 5, 2008
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Update on Umbrella Organizations and Title Holding Organizations: Final Version of CRA's Policy Recently Released
Charity Law Bulletin No.141, August 5, 2008
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New CRA Policies on the Promotion of Volunteerism
Charity Law Bulletin No.140, July 31, 2008
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BILL C-62: Changes Afoot For Federal Non-Profit Corporations
Charity Law Bulletin No.139, June 25, 2008
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CRA Consultation Paper For a Proposed Polilcy on Fundraising by Registered Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.138, April 23, 2008
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New CRA Guide on Charitable Work and Ethnocultural Groups
Charity Law Bulletin No.137, March 28, 2008
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Carrying on Charitable Activities Outside of Canada Through the Use of Agents and Contractors for Service
Charity Law Bulletin No.136, March 28, 2008
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Federal Budget 2008 Highlights for Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.135, February 27, 2008
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Proposed Guidelines for Research as a Charitable Activity
Charity Law Bulletin No.134, February 26, 2008
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CRA'S First Notice of Suspension Upheld by Tax Court of Canada
Charity Law Bulletin No.133, January 25, 2008
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Accounting Standards Board Adopts New Standard and Proposes Changes to Another: The Effect on Not-For-Profit and Charitable Organizations
Charity Law Bulletin No.132, January 24, 2008
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2007 Charity Law Developments: The Year In Review
Charity Law Bulletin No.131, January 23, 2008
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Assessment Issues affecting Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations in Ontario
Charity Law Bulletin No.130, January 23, 2008
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Non-Compliance Results in Court-Ordered Wind Up of Not-For-Profit Corporation Under the Corporations Act (Ontario)
Charity Law Bulletin No.129, December 20, 2007
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Canadian Privacy Legislation Requires Consent; U.S. Anti-Terrorism Legislation Takes Away Consent
Charity Law Bulletin No.128, November 29, 2007
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What Constitutes a Service Available to the Public Under B.C. Human Rights Legislation?
Charity Law Bulletin No.127, October 29, 2007
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Supreme Court of Canada Confirms the Common Law With Respect to Charity and Sports Organizations
Charity Law Bulletin No.126, October 17, 2007
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A Primer on the Law fo Defamation in Ontario
Charity Law Bulletin No.125, September 26, 2007
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Highlights of CRA Registered Charities Newsletter Summer 2007
Charity Law Bulletin No.124, September 26, 2007
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Decision is Warning to Sham Corporations
Charity Law Bulletin No.123, September 25, 2007
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A Review of the New B.C. Charitable Purposes Preservation Act
Charity Law Bulletin No.122, August 2, 2007
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Court Upholds Corporation's Right to Regulate Qualifications of Directors
Charity Law Bulletin No.121, July 31, 2007
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Comments on a Consultation Paper for Reform of the Corporations Act (Ontario)
Charity Law Bulletin No.120, July 31, 2007
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Charities, Telemarketing and the National Do Not Call List: An Update on Recent CRTC Changes
Charity Law Bulletin No.119, July 30, 2007
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Ontario Divisional Court Update on Fair and Reasonable Interpretation of By-Laws
Charity Law Bulletin No.118, July 30, 2007
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Guidelines for Applying the New Intermediate Sanctions for Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.117, June 14, 2007
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Donation Tax Shelters Involving Flowthrough Shares
Charity Law Bulletin No.116, June 12, 2007
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Effective Asset Protection Through Multiple Corporate Structures
Charity Law Bulletin No.115, April 24, 2007
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Update on Case Law Involving Cross-Over and Vicarious Liability for Charitable and Non-Profit Corporations
Charity Law Bulletin No.114, April 23, 2007
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Federal Budget 2007 Highlights for Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.113, March 29, 2007
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Business Contributions to Canadian Communities: Recent Survey Results
Charity Law Bulletin No.112, March 28, 2007
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GST/HST on Membership Fees
Charity Law Bulletin No.111, February 22, 2007
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Non-Share Capital Corporations Must Interpret By-Laws Fairly, Reasonably and in Good Faith
Charity Law Bulletin No.110, February 21, 2007
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CRA Registered Charities Newsletter Highlights From 2006
Charity Law Bulletin No.109, January 25, 2007
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Business Support for Employee Volunteers in Canada: Results of a National Survey
Charity Law Bulletin No.108, January 24, 2007
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2006 Charity and Not-For-Profit Law Developments: The Year in Review
Charity Law Bulletin No.107, January 15, 2007
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Court of Appeal Update on Corporate Governance Compliance
Charity Law Bulletin No.106, December 20, 2006
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Promotion of Ethical Tourism Not Considered Charitable
Charity Law Bulletin No.105, December 19, 2006
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BILL C-33 - Proposed Amendments to the Income Tax Act Affectomg Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.104, December 7, 2006
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Canadians' Opinions About Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.103, November 20, 2006
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Ontario's Greenbelt Plan May Impact Charitable Land Use
Charity Law Bulletin No.102, October 27, 2006
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Non-Share Capital Corporations Must Stictly Adhere to Corporate Governance Procedures
Charity Law Bulletin No.101, October 27, 2006
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Documenting Transfers of Funds Outside Canada
Charity Law Bulletin No.100, October 26, 2006
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Donations of Premium Points
Charity Law Bulletin No.99, September 21, 2006
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Canadian Charities: The Forgotten Victims of Canada's Anti-Terrorism Legislation
Charity Law Bulletin No.98, September 20, 2006
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Update on the Application of PIPEDA to Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals
Charity Law Bulletin No.97, July 20, 2006
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Applying for Federal Incorporation and Charitable Status
Charity Law Bulletin No.96, July 20, 2006
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Privacy Legislation and its Application to Fundraising and Personal Health Information
Charity Law Bulletin No.95, June 14, 2006
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Budget 2006: Elimination of Capital Gains Tax on Certain Gifts
Charity Law Bulletin No.94, May 30, 2006
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CRA Releases New Policy on Meeting the Public Benefit Test
Charity Law Bulletin No.93, April 19, 2006
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Comment on Canada's National Ballet School Trade-Mark Case
Charity Law Bulletin No.91, April 11, 2006
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Publication of Magazines for the Advancement of Education
Charity Law Bulletin No.92, April 18, 2006
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Implications of New Ontario Health Legislation for Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.90, March 16, 2006
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Proposed Elimination of Tax on Gifts of Public Company Shares
Charity Law Bulletin No.89, March 9, 2006
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Deadlines for Removal or Upgrade of Ontario's Fuel Oil Storage Tanks Fast Approaching
Charity Law Bulletin No.88, February 8, 2006
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Beware of Donation Tax Shelter Valuations
Charity Law Bulletin No.87, February 8, 2006
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Foundations Incurring Debts to Purchase Investments
Charity Law Bulletin No.86, February 7, 2006
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2005 Charity and Not-For-Profit Law Developments: The Year in Review
Charity Law Bulletin No.85, January 12, 2006
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CRA Charities Newsletter Highlights: Fall of 2004 to Fall of 2005
Charity Law Bulletin No.84, January 12, 2006
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Inquiries Still Required When Charities Issue Donation Receipts
Charity Law Bulletin No.83, January 11, 2006
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Changes to Sanctions, Penalties and Appeals Process fro Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.82, January 11, 2006
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Creating a Green Legacy: The Ecological Gifts Program
Charity Law Bulletin No.81, December 14, 2005
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Quick List of New Tax Rules for Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.80, November 7, 2005
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ULCC Recommends that Provinces Enact Charitable Fundraising Legislation
Charity Law Bulletin No.79, October 14, 2005
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New CRA Policy on Umbrella Organizations
Charity Law Bulletin No.78, October 12, 2005
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July 18, 2005 Draft Amendments to the Income Tax Act Affecting Charities: Part II - Other Changes
Charity Law Bulletin No.77, September 8, 2005
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July 18, 2005 Draft Amendments to the Income Tax Act Affecting Charities: Part I - Definition of Gift & Split - Receipting
Charity Law Bulletin No.76, September 8, 2005
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Recent Federal Court of Appeal Decisions Revoking Charitable Status of Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.75, September 7, 2005
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New CRA Policy on Applicants Assisting Ethnocultural Communities
Charity Law Bulletin No.74, September 7, 2005
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A Comparison of the Three Categories of Registered Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.73, July 21, 2005
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Update on BILL C-45: Crimal Liability for Workplace Negligence Now In Force
Charity Law Bulletin No.72, July 20, 2005
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Privacy Policy not Enough, 3rd Party Privacy Contract Also needed to Comply with PIPEDA
Charity Law Bulletin No.71, July 14, 2005
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Privacy Legislation Increasingly Applied to Charitable and Non-Profit Organizations
Charity Law Bulletin No.70, April 29, 2005
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Effect of Inter-Charity Transfers on Disbursement Quota Calculation Under BILL C-33
Charity Law Bulletin No.69, April 12, 2005
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B.C. Court Upholds CRA Guidelines on Split-Receipting
Charity Law Bulletin No.68, April 7, 2005
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Disbursement Quota Formula Under BILL C-33 (March 2004 Federal Budget Enabling Legislation
Charity Law Bulletin No.67, March 31, 2005
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Creating Enforceable Pledge Agreements
Charity Law Bulletin No.66, March 31, 2005
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Employment Advertising by Charities and Not-For-Profits: Issues in Human Rights Law
Charity Law Bulletin No.65, February 25, 2005
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2004 Charity and Not-For-Profit Law Developments: The Year in Review
Charity Law Bulletin No.64, January 31, 2005
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Impact of Proposed Amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act on Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations
Charity Law Bulletin No.63, January 31, 2005
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National Do Not Call List: Impact on Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations
Charity Law Bulletin No.62, January 30, 2005
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December 2004 Amendments to the Income Tax Act Affecting Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.61, January 12, 2005
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New Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act and Its Impact on Charitable and Non-Profit Corporations
Charity Law Bulletin No.60, December 30, 2004
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New Disbursement Quota Rules in September 16, 2004 Draft Amendments to the Income Tax Act
Charity Law Bulletin No.59, November 26, 2004
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Advancing Religion as a Charity: Is it Losing Ground?
Charity Law Bulletin No.58, November 10, 2004
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Highlights of the National Survey of Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations
Charity Law Bulletin No.57, October 31, 2004
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Trading of Charitable Donations, Appeal Regime, and Transparency and Accessibility of Information in September 16, 2004 Draft Amendments to the Income Tax Act
Charity Law Bulletin No.56, October 31, 2004
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Revocation and Annulment of Registered Charities in September 16, 2004 Draft Amendments to the Income Tax Act
Charity Law Bulletin No.55, October 30, 2004
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Intermediate Penalties and Sanctions in September 16, 2004, Draft Amendments to the Income Tax Act
Charity Law Bulletin No.54, October 29, 2004
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Cy Pres Granted to Enable Charitable Trust to Meet Disbursement Quota
Charity Law Bulletin No.53, September 28, 2004
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Charities and the GST/HST
Charity Law Bulletin No.52, September 22, 2004
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Supreme Court of Canada Adopts Broad View of Religious Freedom
Charity Law Bulletin No.51, August 23, 2004
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Federal Court of Appeal Weighs in on Definition of Advancing Religion
Charity Law Bulletin No.50, August 20, 2004
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Ontario Superior Court of Justice Reaffirms Unenforceability of Pledges
Charity Law Bulletin No.49, July 30, 2004
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Legal Liability in Fundraising: A New Approach in Risk Management
Charity Law Bulletin No.48, July 29, 2004
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Directorate Announces Reforms to the Charitable Regulatory Environment
Charity Law Bulletin No.47, July 22, 2004
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New Telemarketing Rules Will Have Onerous Impact on Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.46, June 30, 2004
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Extra-Provincial Corporate and Fundraising Compliance for Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.45, June 28, 2004
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Charities Directorate Provides Guidance on Gifts in Kind
Charity Law Bulletin No.44, May 31, 2004
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Trade-Mark and Domain Name Protection Primer for Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.43, May 28, 2004
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Update on the Application of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) to Charitable and Non-Profit Organizations
Charity Law Bulletin No.42, April 23, 2004
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March 2004 Federal Budget Rewrites Tax Rules for Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.41, March 30, 2004
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February 27, 2004, Revised Draft Amendments to the Income Tax Act Affecting Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.40, March 29, 2004
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Limitations Act, 2002 (Ontario) Makes Sweeping Changes to When and How Proceedings Must be Commenced in Ontario
Charity Law Bulletin No.39, February 27, 2004
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December 5, 2003 Income Tax Act Amendments Affecting Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.38, February 19, 2004
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New CRA Policy on Charities and Business Activities
Charity Law Bulletin No.37, February 19, 2004
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CCRA Policy Statements Concerning Charitable Porperty
Charity Law Bulletin No.36, January 30, 2004
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Bill C-45 and its Effect on Criminal Liability and Insurance Coverage for Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.35, January 30, 2004
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Policy Based Governance - What Works and What Doesn't
Charity Law Bulletin No.34, January 28, 2004
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New CCRA Policy on Gift Certificates
Charity Law Bulletin No.33, December 31, 2003
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New CCRA Policy on Charities that Provide Rental Housing for Low Income Tenants
Charity Law Bulletin No.32, December 23, 2003
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Same Sex Marriage: What Churches and Religious Organizations Can Do in Response
Charity Law Bulletin No.31, December 17, 2003
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Tax Shelter Donation Schemes
Charity Law Bulletin No.30, December 16, 2003
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Summary of Additions an Changes to the CCRA Website: 2002 and 2003
Charity Law Bulletin No.29, December 16, 2003
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Impact of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) on Charitable and Non-Profit Organizations
Charity Law Bulletin No.28, November 29, 2003
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Saskatchewan Directors and Officers Relieved form Liability - Will Canada Corporations Act Reform Provide Similar Protection?
Charity Law Bulletin No.27, November 12, 2003
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New CCRA Policy Statement on Registering Charities that Promote Racial Equality
Charity Law Bulletin No.26, November 11, 2003
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New CCRA Policy Statement on Political Activities
Charity Law Bulletin No.25, October 31, 2003
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Update on Christian Brothers
Charity Law Bulletin No.24, September 30, 2003
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New CCRA Guidelines on Split-Receipting
Charity Law Bulletin No.23, July 31, 2003
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Update on Use of Relational Provisions by Ontario Non-Share Capital Corporations
Charity Law Bulletin No.22, June 26, 2003
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Commentary on Draft Technical Amendments to the Income Tax Act Released on December 20, 2002 That Affect Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.21, April 30, 2003
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CCRA and Charities: What's New? A Summary of Developments from June 2002 through March 2003
Charity Law Bulletin No.20, March 25, 2003
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Cross-Over Liability: Principles from the Residential Schools Cases
Charity Law Bulletin No.19, January 31, 2003
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Charities Lose Inherent Right to Official Mark Registration
Charity Law Bulletin No.18, December 20, 2002
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Ontario Court Declares Fundraising Contract Void and Imposses Penalty
Charity Law Bulletin No.17, October 11, 2002
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Recent CCRA Newsletter Addresses Impact of Anti-Terrorism Legislation
Charity Law Bulletin No.16, September 20, 2002
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Donor Lists Protected as Charitable Property Under Canadian Law
Charity Law Bulletin No.15, July 25, 2002
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Update on the Coming Into Force of BILL C-35, The Introduction of BILL C-55, and Regulations under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act
Charity Law Bulletin No.14, June 25, 2002
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Ontario Court Finds Third Party Charitable Fundraising Arrangement Unconscionable
Charity Law Bulletin No.13, April 29, 2002
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Update on the Anti-Terrorism Act (Bill C-36): Developing a Due Diligence Response
Charity Law Bulletin No.12, March 7, 2002
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Amended Anti-Terrorism Act- Bill C-36 Provides Little Relief to Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.11, December 13, 2001
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The Poposed Anti-Terrorism Legislation (Bill C-36) - Its Impact of Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.10, October 25, 2001
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Fiduciary Relationships in Fundraising: The Impact of the Aids Society for Children Decision
Charity Law Bulletin No.9, September 29, 2001
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New Investment and Delegation Powers for Charities in Ontario
Charity Law Bulletin No.8, August 29, 2001
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Two New Web Domains Enter Cyberspace
Charity Law Bulletin No.7, June 22, 2001
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The Potential Effects on Charities of Proposed Anti-Terrorism Legislation (Bill C-16)
Charity Law Bulletin No.6, May 7, 2001
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The Effect of Bill C-6 'Privacy Act' Legislation
Charity Law Bulletin No.5, April 29, 2001
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The Effect of New Regulations under the Charities Accounting Act
Charity Law Bulletin No.4, April 12, 2001
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Supreme Court's Refusal To Grant Leave To Appeal In Christian Brother Case Prejudices Charities
Charity Law Bulletin No.3, April 12, 2001
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Utilizing Ten Year Gifts in Charitable Fund Raising
Charity Law Bulletin No.2, March 20, 2001
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Ontario Releases Regulation Under the Charities Accounting Act
Charity Law Bulletin No.1, February 1, 2001
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