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Operation Save Canada Teenagers and Revival Time Ministries International were revoked by CRA for improper receipting, falsifying bank statements and other assorted problems. Attempts to appeal by Reverend Daniel Mokwe failed.
On January 18, 2011, Operation Save Canada Teenagers and Revival Time Ministries filed motions to reinstate their registration as charities, and to stay the revocations pending the issue and determination of notices of objection.
The court notes:
“ These motions must fail. Operation Save and Revival Time had not applied to the Court under paragraph 168(2)(b) for an extension of the 30 day period from the issue of the Notices to their publication in the Gazette. Since the Notices have already been published in the Gazette, and the registration of Operation Save and Revival Time as charities has been revoked, the time for applying for a stay of the publication of the Notices under paragraph 168(2)(b) has necessarily expired. The Act contains no other provision for a stay applicable to the present facts.”
Here is more on the history of these two charities and Reverend Mokwe:
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Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law.