Liberal MP Alexandra Mendès has put forward a Private Members’ Motion to study charity sector

November 21, 2016 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
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Liberal MP Alexandra Mendès has put forward a Private Members' Motion on November 16, 2016 that requests that the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities will study the non-profit and charity sector.  

Here is the text of the motion:

M-94
Instruction to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (charitable and not-for-profit sectors)

Text of the Motion

That the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities be instructed to undertake a study that examines the status of the charitable and not-for-profit sectors in Canada and to make recommendations by: (a) identifying the strategic role that organizations in these sectors play in our economy, as well as their socio-economic impact; (b) setting out a series of economic, tax and funding policies that will both strengthen these sectors and protect the jobs they create; and (c) finding ways that the government can increase support for and the capacity of charitable and not-for-profit organizations; and that the Committee report its findings and recommendations to the House no later than October 31, 2017.  Placed on Notice (2016.11.16)
 

You can see the motion on the Parliament of Canada website.

I will update this blog when I hear further information on this iniative.  I have put in a note to the MP requesting information.   
 

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