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Ontario court ruling reflects need for changing charity laws: lawyer

Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 10:18 AM | By Terry Davidson

The actions of registered charities have changed over the years and laws must evolve with them, says a lawyer following a court decision striking down tax law limiting a group’s anti-poverty advocacy.

The July 16 Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in Canada Without Poverty v. Canada (Attorney General) 2018 ONSC 4147 pitted registered charity Canada Without Poverty (CWP) against the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in a battle over how much nonpartisan advocacy the WCP can do without being penalized.

According to the written decision, the...