Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Harper Attack On Charities Continues



Following a well-established pattern, the Harper regime has once again used the offices of Canada Revenue Agency to go after a charity that it deems ideologically inimical to its base. This time, it is Dying With Dignity Canada:
The federal government is stripping Dying with Dignity Canada of its charitable tax status following a political activity audit by the Canada Revenue Agency.

The organization, a registered charity since 1982, advocates for choice and dignity at the end of life, including providing information about patient rights, advance planning and education on the case for physician-assisted death.
Despite the fact that it has been a registered charity for over 30 years,
Dying with Dignity says the revenue agency has informed it that the organization never should have received charitable status in the first place because it does not advance education in the charitable sense.
That was some oversight, eh?

6 comments:

  1. Consequently, all Christian churches should lose their charitable because of their socialist agenda.

    This CRA political activity audit stuff is just so much BS that it's ridiculous. What about the Fraser Institute? Can someone launch a complaint against them with CRA on this basis?


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    1. I have often wondered the same, UU.

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  2. Lorne, this is what we know he's doing.Can you imagine the things he is doing that we don't know about? Have you chosen a name yet to describe Harper?

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    1. A very good point, Pamela. As to naming Harper, there were many good suggestions. The decision is still pending.

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  3. I dearly hope that there is a staffer it CRA, close to retirement, who has evidence of the crass political manipulation that is occurring, and is just waiting for the right time to expose the corruption.

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    1. That would truly be a gift from the gods, Anon.

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