The Trudeau government has decided to appeal the Ontario Superior Court ruling that would have allowed charities to do their work on behalf of Canadians, free from political harassment.
attack on charities
The Ontario Superior Court's decision this week was a huge relief to those many charities that suffered through Stephen Harper's politically motivated Canada Revenue Agency audits.
In spite of narrow one-sided papers posing as objective scholarly studies and ad hominem criticism of sitting politicians, the Fraser Institute has had charitable status since 1974.
Charities, as advocates for the public interest, should be at least as unfettered as the voices of private interests when engaging in advocacy that advances their charitable purposes.
The Trudeau government has promised to modernize the rules governing the non-profit sector, which was left under a chill by the Conservatives. What needs to change?
Six months ago the CCPA, and 16 other leading charitable organizations, sent a letter to the political parties asking about the political super audits targeted largely at critics of government policy.
The federal government purports to represent democracy and support human rights. However, marginalized people are struggling to be heard and charities that support them are being victimized.
Stephen Harper insisted last week that we will not be intimidated by terrorism. He then did everything he could to ensure we will be intimidated by terrorism.
Ottawa is spending $13.4 million so its tax auditors can descend, locust-like, on charitable groups not in lockstep with the Harper government's worldview.
The CCPA keeps churning out quality research exposing the fallacies of right-wing arguments. What choice is there for a controlling, undemocratic, right-wing government but to call in the auditors?