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The Standing Committee on Finance dealt with the charity provisions in the 2012 Federal Budget on May 28, 2012 from approximately 7 p.m. to 9 pm. The subject matter was “Bill C-38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures”. Despite the title the meeting was interesting - no I don’t mean interesting for me from a charity geek perspective but actually could be interesting for any regular citizen. There was some heated discussion about the role of charities. You had Ethical Oil, the west coast blogger Vivian Krause, the CEO of Imagine Canada, Dennis Howlett from Canadians for Tax Fairness, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and myself. (Also on non-charity matters, not admitting that such a thing exists, there were reps from PDAC which represents mining companies and the Grain Growers of Canada).