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Can a political purpose also be a charitable purpose? Perspectives on the impact of Re Greenpeace of New Zealand Inc. in Canada
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2014

A number of Canadian charities have recently come under scrutiny by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regarding their charitable status. In Canada, a


Options for unhappy members under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act: oppression remedy
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 9 2015

Members can bring claims against an association if they feel like their rights are being oppressed by the association. The oppression remedy is an


Private parties not liable for public interest costs
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 12 2015

As detailed elsewhere on this blog (here and here), courts are becoming increasingly resistant to attempts by third parties, specifically


U.K. Charity Commission decision in the Human Dignity Trust overturned implications of the decision
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

A decision of the UK First-Tier Tribunal (Charity) has been released that will be of interest to charities in Canada, particularly those engaged in


Charitable gift donation credit to a non-qualified donee is not a Charter Right
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 10 2013

Have you ever wondered whether claiming a tax deduction for a charitable gift to a non-qualified donee is a Charter Right? The Tax Court of Canada


NFP Q&A: clarifying arbitration vs. mediation vs. litigation
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 28 2014

Arbitration is a method of finally determining a dispute. The end result is an award which is similar to a Court Order in that it is final and


‘Tis the season for (conditional) giving? British Columbia court rules on conditional donation agreements
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • December 18 2013

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, many will donate to a favorite charity. One common way to donate is in the form of a "conditional


Ontario court comments on executive compensation
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 28 2014

Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal decided Unique Broadband Systems, Inc. (Re), in which it overturned the trial judge's decision to


Control of governance: who are the proper members and directors of a charitable not-for-profit corporation?
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2010

In the case of Deol v Grewal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reviewed the general principles regarding the appointment of members and the election of directors of non-share capital corporations


Court exercises power to monitor and regulate charities after directors fail to fulfill fiduciary duties
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 28 2011

In the recently reported case of Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v. Toronto Humane Society, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, in denying a motion to vary a settlement order, affirmed that directors of charitable organizations have fiduciary duties towards the charity and the public who support it