Topics: News, What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, Global Giving, Ethics and Canadian Charities
The Toronto Star recently covered a conference in which Justin Trudeau was speaking. One of the sponsors of the conference was IRFAN, a group that has lost its charitable status due to allegations that it was involved with directly or indirectly providing support to HAMAS, which is a listed terrorist organization I think that it is important to read the almost 200 pages of CRA letters and documentation before coming to any quick conclusions.
Here is a link to copies of those CRA letters:
What can we learn from this episode:
1) If you are maintstream religious organization who wants credibility be careful who your sponsors are; and
2) Politicians should be careful at whose events they speak - it is important to do research beforehand.
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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.