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Court finds fundraiser guilty of fraud
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2012

Adam Gour stands charged that "...between the 1st day of September in the year 2009 and the 30th day of November in the year 2009, at the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, and elsewhere in the Province of Ontario, he did by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means defraud the people of Ontario the sum in excess of $5000.00..." (R. v. Gour, 2012 ONSC 4082, para. 1


When is an unwritten rule an enforceable one?
  • Lawson Lundell LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2012

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


Federal Court of Appeal rejects constitutional challenge to CRA jurisdiction
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • 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"


The CRA continues to investigate and prosecute fraud
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 31 2009

A recent fraud case involving an individual who pled guilty to two counts of tax evasion and was sentenced to time served plus one day and fined $145,760 serves as a reminder to donors and charities alike that the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") is committed to investigating and prosecuting offenders


Ottawa (City) v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner)
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • February 23 2011

A City solicitor used his work email to send and receive messages pertaining to his volunteer position with the Children’s Aid Society ("Society"


Client awarded judgment against accountant who advised in favour of donation tax shelter scheme
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2010

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently awarded approximately $45,000 to two individuals who sued their accountant for advising them to participate in a donation tax shelter arrangement and for taking secret commissions in respect of the scheme


Is the provision of fertility charitable?
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • December 31 2010

At the end of September of this year, the City of Toronto had the pleasure of hosting the American Bar Association Tax Conference


The House remains divided - the ongoing schism within the Anglican Church of Canada
  • Lawson Lundell LLP
  • Canada
  • 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


BC court reduces risks to charities who accept conditional gifts
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 21 2014

Conditional gifts are now a safer bet for charities to accept according to Norman v. Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada. Madam Justice


Church property ownership debate sparked by dispute over doctrine of the Anglican Church
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • January 28 2010

In Bentley v. Diocese of New Westminster B.C., former Labour Relations Board Chairman Stephen Kelleher, now Justice of the B.C. Supreme Court, combined two actions for trial which concerned disputes over church property within several parishes of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC