WCELRF Submission on Legislative Proposals for the Income Tax Act

Income Tax Act, charities
Jessica Clogg, Executive Director & Senior Counsel

Following a successful constitutional challenge to legal restrictions on the public policy activities of charities in 2018, the federal Minister of Finance sought comment on proposed legislative amendments to the Income Tax Act.

West Coast Environmental Law agrees that amendments to the Income Tax Act (ITA) are essential to fully enable charities to engage in public policy dialogue and development, and to allow our society to realize the benefits of this charitable work. However, the Minister of Finance’s September 2018 legislative proposals fundamentally fail to achieve this goal, and may worsen rather than improve the situation for charities like ours.

This submission details analysis and recommendations about amendments to the Income Act Tax from West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation. 


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