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When is an unwritten rule an enforceable one?

  • Lawson Lundell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 30 2012

Societies are generally groups of like-minded people who form a voluntary association for a particular purpose

Federal Court of Appeal denies registration to news organization

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 25 2011

In June, the Federal Court issued its decision in News To You Canada v. Minister of National Revenue in which it denied the organization’s appeal of the Canada Revenue Agency’s refusal to register it as a charitable organization

Turf tussle erupts in charity over fiduciary duty

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 29 2011

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has released its decision in Victoria Order of Nurses for Canada v. Greater Hamilton Wellness Foundation, a case in which a parallel foundation sought to expend its assets contrary to its objects by refusing to use them to support the organization for which it had been established

Court releases decision on certification of donation tax shelter class action

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 29 2011

In November 2011, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision on a motion for class action certification in Lipson v. Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

BC Court of Appeal upholds right of Anglican diocese to retain church property from dissident parishes

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 30 2010

The BC Court of Appeal has recently upheld the November 2009 trial decision in Bentley v Anglican Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster

The House remains divided - the ongoing schism within the Anglican Church of Canada

  • Lawson Lundell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 19 2010

On December 12, 2010, the trustees of four dissident parishes within the Anglican Church of Canada (the "ACC") announced that they will ask the Supreme Court of Canada to hear their appeal from the decision that the lands and buildings used by those parishes are held in trust for the ACC

Federal Court of Appeal confirms public foundation must have multiple trusteesdirectors

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • May 31 2012

The Federal Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Sheldon Inwentash and Lynn Factor Charitable Foundation v. The Queen

Federal Court of Appeal rejects constitutional challenge to CRA jurisdiction

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 15 2010

On February 18, 2010, the Federal Court of Appeal rejected an argument advanced by a charity that the federal Parliament lacks jurisdiction to provide for the registration and de-registration of charities through the Income Tax Act (the "Act"

Compliance agreements - not worth the paper

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • June 25 2009

The late movie maker, Sam Goldwyn, was famously quoted as saying that "an oral contract is not worth the paper it's written on."

Recent case reminds charities about the risks with false donation receipts

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • June 30 2012

The recent decision of the Tax Court of Canada in Grosset v. The Queen offers a reminder to charities and their donors to beware the risks involved with false receipts