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Private parties not liable for public interest costs
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • July 9 2015

Courts are becoming increasingly resistant to attempts by third parties, specifically environmental non-governmental organizations ("ENGOs",) to

The volunteer relationship
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 2 2015

Many charities and not-for-profit organizations depend on the dedication and hard work of their volunteers. Volunteer contributions can include

FCA dismisses appeal of revocation of charity status
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • August 4 2015

In Public Television Association of Quebec v. M.N.R. (2015 FCA 170), the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal by the Public Television

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

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

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

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

Class action settlement challenges: unclaimed funds
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • March 4 2015

Yet another class action settlement looks like it will have unclaimed funds at the end of the claims period. The settlement between AMT, Montreal's

Court strikes down another leveraged donation plan
  • Thorsteinssons LLP
  • Canada
  • October 9 2012

In the recent case of Kossow v. the Queen (2012 TCC 325), the Tax Court of Canada examined another so-called “leveraged donation plan”, and relied on a recent Federal Court of Appeal decision to deny the tax benefit claimed by the donor