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International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy (Canada) (“IRFAN”) was revoked for cause in 2011. Previously we had provided copies of the CRA letters outlining in quite a large amount of detail the concerns CRA had with IRFAN. A few months ago IRFAN appealed the revocation and over the summer there was a procedural motion brought before the FCA. The FCA notes “In its appeal, the appellant alleges that the Minister abused her discretion and acted unreasonably, in a procedurally unfair manner, and with a closed mind. The appellant also alleges that the Minister’s decision violates sections 2 and 15 of the Charter by violating its “associational rights with partner organizations abroad and charitable contributing communities and individuals in Canada” and its equality rights.” IRFAN asked that certain allegedly “fresh” evidence should be allowed in the appeal and the FCA rejected that demand.