Peter Braid on October 23, 2013 withdrew his bill entitled “An Act respecting a National Charities Week and to amend the Income Tax Act (charitable and other gifts)”. We welcome the withdrawal of the private members bill as we, and a number of organizations, had expressed concerns with the private members bill, especially the idea of extending the deadline for charitable contributions, and the lack of consultation with the sector.
Here are two earlier blog postings on our website:
Charity Village article “Give now or give later?” on Peter Braid’s private members bill
AFP Comments on Private Members Bill C-485 from Peter Braid
Here is a link to the OpenParliament page: http://openparliament.ca/bills/41-2/C-458/
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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.