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Charities in the danger zone

Thursday, April 09, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Terrance Carter and Sean Carter

The federal government unveiled its wide-sweeping new anti-terrorism legislation on Jan. 30 to much debate. A casual review of Bill C-51, short-titled the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015, suggests that little will change from the perspective of charities and not-for-profits and their respective boards of directors, officers, or those who serve as employees or volunteers of such organizations, given the interplay between Canada’s existing anti-terrorism laws and the broad audit and sanction capabilities of the Canada Revenue Agency. However, if it remains in its current form, the act...