The terrible events recently in Paris remind charities of the importance of ensuring that their resources are not used to support of terrorism. This applies to charities operating in Canada and also those who operate outside of Canada. Periodically charities should review the CRA checklist on avoiding terrorist abuse. There are other resources that charities may wish to review as well.
Charities that only operate in Canada have resources (such as reputation, buildings, funds, etc) that can be misused by people with bad motives, including terrorism. The same applies for Canadian charities that operate outside of Canada.
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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.