The CRA announced today that they are appealing the CWB decision. This is not surprising as we noted in our blog on July 30, 2018 "Canada Without Poverty vs. AG – a pyrrhic victory for CWP and a disaster for the charity sector". The CRA and Finance press release noted that "the Government of Canada identified significant errors of law and has served notice that it will be appealing the decision to address the uncertainty created by it, and to seek clarification on important issues of constitutional and charity law." As well the government has said that they will be introducing legislation in the spring and then responding to the report of the Consultation Panel.
The charity sector in Canada is vitally important. Charitydata.ca provides some information on registered charities as disclosed by those charities in their T3010 annual return. The information provided on this website is provided “as is”, subject to our disclaimer, and may not be accurate and/or complete. We hope that you find charitydata.ca helpful.
Here is a copy of our Submission to the Federal Finance Committee dated August 1, 2018 for the 2019 Federal Budget. The submission covers transparency of non-profits and registered charities as well as a number other recommendations to improve the regulation of registered charities.