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New Reporting Requirement for Charities
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 1 2016

The 2015 Federal Budget proposed changes to the Income Tax Act (Canada) to allow a registered charity to invest in a limited partnership as long as


British Columbia’s New Societies Act
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 25 2016

The new Societies Act (the "new Act"), which will come into force on November 28, 2016, is now featured on the BC Registry Services website (the


Liberal Government Announces Winding Down of the Political Activities Audit Program for Charities
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 20 2016

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, announced today the winding down of the review by the CRA of registered


International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 3 2015

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Established by the UN, IDPD has been commemorated since 1992 to "promote awareness


BC societies - prepare for the new BC Societies Act!
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 3 2015

The BC Registry has released an overview of the changes to be brought on by the new legislation effective November 28, 2016. The link for the


New BC Societies Act
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 1 2015

BC Reg 2162015 was approved on November 23, 2015, and will bring into force the majority of the newSocieties Act on November 28, 2016. All BC


Forum selection by-laws - does the world of NFP need them?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 24 2015

Disputes - we try to avoid them like potholes but let's face it, even with the best maneuvering capabilities, sometimes they're just unavoidable


Timing for AGM under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act: must be within six months of financial year end!
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 19 2015

We thought we would post another reminder about AGM timing under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act ("CNCA"). Section 160(1) of the CNCA


Public consultation on counter-terrorist financing standard
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 17 2015

The CRA has advised that "The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is holding a public consultation on the revision of the international


Public consultation on counter-terrorist financing standard
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 17 2015

The CRA has advised that "The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is holding a public consultation on the revision of the international