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Court Orders Not-for-Profit Corporation to Revise Proxy Form
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 17 2016

In an important decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released on August 4, 2016, the Ontario Medical Association (“OMA”) was ordered to


New Tools for Greater Public Access to Information about Charities
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 28 2016

In June 2016, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) introduced two new web forms that give the public much greater access to information about Canadian


Ontario Ministry of Finance asks Charities to Review Significant New Proposals
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 28 2016

The Ontario Ministry of Finance has announced that it is reviewing a new regulation under the Employer Health Tax Act (the “Act’) that it says will


Competition Bureau Ramps Up Investigations into Donation Fraud
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 6 2016

The Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) has recently been increasing its oversight over false and misleading representations made in connection with


Why Do We Need Members? We Have a Board...
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 17 2016

Our incorporated charity and non-profit clients often wonder why they need members. Organizations with few governance participants, either because


CRA Releases Guidance on Low Cost Housing Corporations for the Aged
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • June 17 2016

In April, CRA released a short guidance, CG-025, which sets out the criteria that must be met by an organization seeking to be recognized as a low


New Registration Requirements for Not-for-Profit Corporations Operating in British Columbia
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • June 3 2016

While many British Columbia societies have started preparing for the transition to the new British Columbia Societies Act (the “New Act”), which will


Courts Raise the Stakes on Tax Filings
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 6 2016

The Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") and the Federal Court of Appeal have taken surprising positions recently that expose registered charities to


Varying Charitable Purpose Trusts: Application of Cy-près and Administrative Scheme Making Powers in British Columbia
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 6 2016

In The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2016 BCSC 589 ("Sidney"), Madam Justice Dardi of the


Public Hospital Advisory: New Ontario Ministry of Health Consultation Requirements for Legal, Business and Operating Names
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 21 2016

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the "Ministry") has issued a memorandum requesting that all public hospitals in Ontario consult