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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


Court rules in case involving director’s liability for income tax and other amounts
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2014

The Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Act") provides that directors of a corporation, including a not-for-profit corporation, are liable for income tax


Court of Appeal summaries (December 6- 11)
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • December 12 2015

The Court of Appeal released a fair number of civil decisions this week on a variety of topics, but nothing groundbreaking. Perhaps the most


Board Member Commits Fraud and Misappropriates Funds from Childhood Cancer Charity
  • Rubin Thomlinson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 10 2015

The words "not for profit corporation which raises funding for childhood cancer charities" and "extensive fraud and misappropriation of funds" should


Can Canadian courts turn to religious documents in a religious dispute?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 14 2015

You will want to know about the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Pankerichan v Djokic, if you are part of a religious community which is


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


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


Court criticises CRA for delaying assessment of donation shelter donations
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 31 2013

In a recent case, the Federal Court confirmed that the CRA is obliged to examine and assess a tax return with "all due dispatch" even if the taxpayer


Prescient Foundation v. M.N.R.
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 31 2013

On May 1, 2013 the Federal Court of Appeal delivered its judgement in Prescient Foundation v. M.N.R.: 2013 FCA 120. The judgement was delivered by Mr


‘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