Topics: What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, Ethics and Canadian Charities, Avoiding 'Charity' Scams
The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal with costs by the Choson Kallah Fund of Toronto to a Federal Court of Appeal decision which I had written on previously at:
http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/index.php/blog/cra_revokes_choson_kallah_fund_of_toronto/ and http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/index.php/blog/canada_revenue_agency_deregistering_record_number_of_questionable_canadian_/ and
http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/index.php/blog/millennium_charitable_foundation_case_fca_not_impressed_with_charity_tax_sh/ This is an important victory for those who do not want the charity sector in Canada to be overrun by tax avoidance and evasion schemes. It also shows that with abusive charity tax schemes the Supreme Court is prepared to allow CRA to immediately revoke the charitable status rather than allowing them to keep their status while appealing all the way to the Supreme Court.
SUPREME COURT OF CANADA—JUDGMENTS IN APPEAL AND LEAVE APPLICATIONS
OTTAWA, 2009?04-23. THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA HAS TODAY RENDERED JUDGMENT IN THE FOLLOWING APPEAL AND APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL.
FROM: SUPREME COURT OF CANADA (613) 995?4330
COUR SUPRÊME DU CANADA—JUGEMENTS SUR APPEL ET DEMANDES D’AUTORISATION
OTTAWA, 2009?04-23. LA COUR SUPRÊME DU CANADA A RENDU JUGEMENT AUJOURD’HUI DANS L’APPEL ET LES DEMANDES D’AUTORISATION D’APPEL SUIVANTS.
SOURCE: COUR SUPRÊME DU CANADA (613) 995?4330
APPEAL / APPEL :
DISMISSED WITH COSTS / REJETÉES AVEC DÉPENS
Choson Kallah Fund of Toronto v. Minister of National Revenue (F.C.) (Civil) (By Leave) (32958)
Coram: McLachlin / Abella / Rothstein
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