Charity & NFP Law Update
November 2019 Issue
Recent Developments in IT Law Affecting Charities and NFPs
CRA News
-   Update to the Guide for Completing Form T3010 Registered Charity Information Return
Legislation Update
-   Ontario Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019, Receives Royal Assent
-   Schedule 31 of Ontario Bill 100, Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 Proclaimed into Force
-   Ontario Bill 138, Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, 2019 at Second Reading
-   Ontario Bill 136, Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019, Second Reading Debates
-   Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (Ontario) Coming into Force
Corporate Update
-   Amendments to Nova Scotia's Co-operative Associations Act
-   Proposed Amendments to Ontario's Co-Operative Corporations Act
CRA Indicates Meals Supplied by Charities to Seniors Are Not Generally Taxable
Alberta Court Finds Society's By-law Invalid due to Inadequate Approval
Ontario Court Reluctant to Intervene in Seminary Board Dispute
Employee Taking Videos of Customer Results in Termination for Cause
Privac Law Update
-   One Year Anniversary - OPC Reviews the First Full Year of Mandatory Data Breach Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
-   Canadian Bar Association Submissions on Privacy Act Modernization
Accessibility Compliance Reporting and Accessible Websites Deadlines Approaching
Ontario Nonprofit Network Publishes Report on Sector Survey
Imagine Canada Publishes Report on Corporate Community Contributions
The 26th Annual Church & Charity Law Seminar November 7, 2019

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October 2019 Issue
Proposed New Uniform Public Appeals and Crowdfunding Act
Legislation Update
-   Ontario Proposes Exemptions to Food Premises Regulation 493/17
-   Quebec Bill 13 Amends Act respecting the Quebec sales tax
CRA Provides View on Donations by Alter Ego Trusts After Settlor's Death
CCIC Policy Brief Addresses Direction and Control and Anti-Terrorism in Canada
Ontario Court Upholds Membership Election of New Directors in Governance Dispute
Court of Appeal Considers Freedom of Religion in Determination of Death
Tribunal Awards Considerable Damages for Discriminatory Hiring Practice
Grace Period to Ensure Compliance with French Signage Laws in Quebec Ending Soon
IAPP and EY Jointly Release Privacy Governance Report
Legal Risk Management Checklists for Ontario-based Charities and Not-for-Profits
Legal Challenges and Options for Boards in Transition

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September 2019 Issue
Court of Appeal Holds Communications to Alter Grant is Lobbying
CRA News
OPC Concludes Consultation on Data Transfers
Corporate Update
Federal Court Interprets Discipline Section of the CNCA
Alberta Appeal Court Upholds Decision Denying Third Party Standing to Bring Court Application
British Columbia Court Reinstates Membership in Procedural Fairness Case
Legalization and Sale of Cannabis Edibles and Workplace Impairment Issues
New Model Crowdfunding Legislation from the Uniform Law Conference of Canada
Distinctiveness of Trademarks
Anti-Terrorism/Money Laundering Update
Chambers and Partners Rankings 2020
Branding and Copyright for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations, 3rd Edition

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August 2019 Issue
Lobbying and Elections Legislation in Canada: An Introduction for Charities and Not-for-Profits
Corporate Update
-   Corporations Canada Updates Policies under CNCA
-   BC Consultation on Proposed Societies Act Amendments
-   BC Civil Resolution Tribunal Has Jurisdiction over Certain Society and Cooperative Disputes
Consultation and Proposed Changes to the Tax Treatment of Employee Stock Options
Qualified Donee Status Suspended for Inadequate Records of Expenses Outside Canada
Charitable Status Revoked for Inadequate Recordkeeping and Conferring Private Benefits
Alberta Court Considers Rights of a Corporation to Dispute Dissolution of a Related Society
Court of Appeal Reduces Termination Notice
Privacy Law Update
-   Federal Government Announces Cybersecurity Voluntary Certification Program
-   Ontario Privacy Commissioner Releases 2018 Annual Report
-   Canadian Bar Association Submission on Transfers of Information for Processing
Trademark Applicants Beware of Unexpected Government Fees
Federal Government Announces Full Membership of Advisory Committee on Charitable Sector
Anti-Terrorism/Money Laundering Update
-   Regulations under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act
-   Public Safety Canada Updates List of Suspected Terrorist Groups
-   FATF Releases Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment Guidance
Inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada 2020

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June 2019 Issue
Special Senate Committee on Charitable Sector Releases Final Report
CRA News
-   Electronic Filing System for Charities (CHAMP) Now Active
Legislation Update
-   Bill C-97, Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1, Receives Royal Assent
-   Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters, Receives Royal Assent
-   Trademarks Act Amendments Now in Force
-   Ontario Bill 117, OPSCA (Interim Period), 2019 Receives Royal Assent
-   Bill 116, Foundations for Promoting and Protecting Mental Health and Addictions Services Act, 2019
Corporate Update
-   New Regulations Amending the Canada Not-for Profit Corporations Regulations and Canada Cooperatives Regulations
OPC Reframes Consultation on Data Transfers
Trademark Amendments In Force: What To Do Now
Duty to Accommodate Ends When Employment Contract is Frustrated
Alberta Privacy Commissioner Finds Real Risk of Significant Harm from Accidental Email
Anti-Terrorism/Money Laundering Update
-   Joint Statement by Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments
-   Last FATF Plenary Meeting for the 2018-2019 Period
-   Consortium for Financial Access Releases Guidance to Address Issue of De-risking
Theresa L.M. Man to Chair CBA 2019-2020 Charities and Not-forProfit Law Section

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May 2019 Issue
Implications of Ontario Budget Cuts for Ontario Not-For-Profits
CRA News
-   New Information Webpages on Supporting Canadian Journalism
-   CRA Launches Online Consultation on Educational Initiatives for Charitable Sector
-   CRA List of Charities Webpage Moved in Preparation of Charities IT Modernization Project
Legislation Update
-   Prince Edward Island Lobbyists Registration Act in Force
-   New Brunswick Updates Minimum Wage for Counsellor and Program Staff at Residential Summer Camps Regulation
Corporate Update
-   Update on the ONCA
-   BC Public Benefit Companies Introduced through Bill M 209
Canada Introduces Digital Charter and Proposes Reforms to PIPEDA
Federal Court of Appeal Overturns Heffel Decision on Gifts of Cultural Property
Primer on Donor Advised Funds and Current Issues
BC Court Grants Oppression Remedy under Societies Act
Refusal to Grant Injunction Regarding Alberta Schools Act Upheld by Appeal Court
Ontario Court of Appeal Affirms Patients' Right to Effective Referral
Ontario Court Orders Damages Relating to 'Revenge' Videos Posted Online
Act Now: Canada's Trademark Law Changes are Less Than a Month Away
Former President of Corporation Found Liable for CASL Violations
Special Senate Committee Update
Jane Burke-Robertson Award of Excellence in Charity and Not-For-Profit Law

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April 2019 Issue
OPC Signals Policy Change for Data Transfers Across Borders
Legislation Update
-   Bill C-97, Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1
-   Proposed Regulatory Amendments under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and Education Act
-   Ontario Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2019
CRA Publishes Compliance Guides on Digital Currency
CRA Responds to 2017 Consultation Panel Report on Political Activities of Charitie
Ontario Bill 47 Creates Province-Wide Super Agency to Replace LHINs
Applying for Federal Incorporation and Charitable Status
Employee Dismissed for Vaping Cannabis and Driving Employer's Car
Changes to Trademarks Definition and Registrability Coming
Court Denies Leave to Non-Profit to be Represented by Non-Lawyer
Consultation on Social Finance Fund Announced
Special Senate Committee Update

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March 2019 Issue
CRA News
-   New Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector Announced
-   Reminder to Update Receipts
Corporate Update
-   New Regulations Amending the Canada Not-for Profit Corporations Regulations
-   New Regulations Amending the Canada Cooperatives Regulations
CRA Announces New Reporting Requirements in Light of PPDDA Changes
Federal Budget 2019: Impact on Charities and Not-For-Profits
Waiver Held Unenforceable for Not Contemplating Circumstances of Claim
Court of Appeal Upholds Decision to Dismiss s. 6 CAA Application
Defamation Action Against Charity Can Proceed
Court of Appeal Rejects Tort of Harassment
Act Soon Before New Trademarks Law Comes Into Effect
Adjudicator Reviews Scope of Obligation to Search for Records under PHIPA
Statistics Canada Publishes New Study on Non-Profit Sector
Special Senate Committee Update
Anti-Terrorism/Money Laundering Update
-   Changes to Canada's AML/ATF regime in Budget 2019
-   Charity Alleged to have Links to Terrorist Group
-   Public Safety Canada Updates List of Suspected Terrorist Groups
-   Update to US National Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment

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February 2019 Issue
Legal Issues in Social Media for Charities and Not-for-Profits
CRA News
-   CRA is Revising Form T3010 and Form T2050
-   Update to Info Sheet for Charities Completing their GST/HST Return
-   P113 - Gifts and Income Tax 2018
Legislation Update
-   Federal Budget to be Tabled on March 2019
-   Royal Assent Received for Alberta Bill 23, An Act to Renew Local Democracy in Alberta
Corporate Update
-   Yukon Territory Introduces New Societies Act
-   Amendments to Recordkeeping Requirements under Alberta Societies Act
Supreme Court Rules on "Reasonable Expectation of Privacy" in Voyeurism Case
Ontario Court Orders Access to Members' Email Addresses
Tax Court of Canada Finds Inflated Gift in Kind Values in Two Donation Programs
Charitable Status Revoked Due to Inadequate Books and Records
Characteristics of Employee Duties Found not to be Managerial or Supervisory
BC Court Releases Decision on Charities "Entrusting" Funds to Community Foundation
Failure to Enforce Trademarks can lead to a Loss of Trademark Rights
Privacy Issues Affecting Charities
Ottawa Region Charity & NFP Law Seminar Materials Available

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January 2019 Issue
"PPDDA" In, "Political Activities" Out: CRA's New Draft Guidance on PPDDA Open for Comment
CRA News
Legislation Update
-   Royal Assent Received for Bill C-86, Budget Implementation Act 2018, No.2
-   Proposed Amendments to Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, SOR/2002-227
-   British Columbia Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act and Regulation 275/2018
Corporate Update
Court Declares Not-for-Profit Cemetery to be a Charitable Trust
Ontario Court Strikes Part of OSPCA's Special Act for Charter Violation
Ontario Bill 66 and O Reg 498/18 Propose Amendments to Employment Legislation
New Raffle Options for Charities in Ontario
Medical Cannabis Exclusion from Benefit Plan Not Discriminatory
More Changes to Trademark Law That Will Impact Charities and NFPs
The CRTC Updates its Website on FAQs about CASL
Draft Guidelines on the Territorial Scope of the GDPR
Final Order Involving the Humboldt Broncos' Crowdfunding Campaign
Update on Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector
-   Committee Mandate Extended until September 30, 2019
-   Committee Meetings of December 2018

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November 2018 Issue
Exciting Proposed Changes in Federal Government 2018 Fall Economic Statement
CRA News
-   Peel and Stick Bar Code Labels No Longer Provided with T3010 Package
-   Changing Your Fiscal Year-End Infographic
New Draft Legislation Permits Public Policy Dialogue by Charities Without Limitation
Update on Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector
-   Terrance S. Carter Presents on Bill C-86 on November 26, 2918
-   Summary of other Testimonies from November Meetings
Corporate Update
New Ontario Government Makes Major Changes to ESA
Corporate Registers of Real Property Interests Mandatory as of December 10, 2018
Other Legislation Update
-   Ontario Bill 48, Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act, 2018
-   BC Bill 44, Budget Measures Implementation (Employer Health Tax) Act, 2018
Procedural Fairness and Oppression Claim Upheld Against Hockey League
Ontario Court Permits Charity to Keep "No Strings Attached" Donation
Why Charities and Not-for-Profits Should Comply with PIPEDA
Date Set for New Trademark Law in Canada
CRTC Releases New Bulletin on CASL Compliance
Industrial Design Amendments Facilitate Canada's Accession to the Hague Agreement
House Committee Report on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
Legal Risk Management Checklists for Ontario-based Charities and Not-for-Profits
The 25th Annual Church & Charity Law Seminar Materials - November 8, 2018
New Toronto Office Now Open

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October 2018 Issue
CRA Releases Draft Guidance on Charities and Public Policy Advocacy
Corporate Update
Legislation Update
-  Ontario Bill 41, Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Helmet Exemption for Sikh Motorcyclists), 2018
-  Ontario Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 and Regulations Coming into Force
-  BC's Information Collection Regulation Now in Effect
Ontario Superior Court of Justice Dismisses Oppression Claim Against Charity
Managing Cannabis in the Workplace in Ontario
Initial Order Involving the Humboldt Broncos' Crowdfunding Campaign
Ontario Bill Introduces Significant Changes to the Employment Standards Act
Special Senate Committee Update
The Impact of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on Privacy and IP Issues
Mowat Centre Report on Governance
Anti-Terrorism/Money Laundering Update
New Toronto Office Opening
Carters Mobile Friendly Websites

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September 2018 Issue
Draft Income Tax Act Changes Proposed for Political Activities by Charities
CRA News
-  Release of Charities IT Modernization Project Delayed
-  Mailing Address for T3010 to be Amended
Mandatory Breach of Personal Information Regime Comes Into Effect November 1, 2018
Tax Court Decision on Misrepresentation Attributable to Neglect by Non-Profit
The Public Service Bodies Rebate for Volunteer Reimbursements and Allowances
Tribunal Rules that Eligibility to Work Permanently in Canada is Discriminatory
Special Senate Committee Update
Recommendations for a Canadian Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy
Appeal Court in England Upholds Decision that Members of Charity are Fiduciaries
Lexpert Rankings 2018
Chambers and Partners Rankings 2018

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August 2018 Issue
Ontario Decision is a Game Changer for Charities and Political Activities
Legislation Update
-  Draft Tax Legislative Proposals Released
-  Amendments Passed for Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, SOR/2002-227
Corporate Update
-  New Online Filing Service for Registered Intermediaries Available
-  British Columbia Bill M 216, Business Corporations Amendment Act, 2018 Passes Second Reading
Guidance on Social Investments Released by the Ontario PGT
Federal Court Ruling May Affect Art Donation Exports
Excess Corporate Holdings of Private Foundations under Alter-Ego Trusts
Court of Appeal: Termination Clause Excludes Common Law Damages
Federal Court Upholds Privacy of Personal Information Against CRA
Canadian Presence Not Always Required to Establish Use of Trademark
Cemetery Case Highlights Need for Good Recordkeeping
CBA Submits Recommendations for 2019 Pre-Budget Consultations
Data Breach Costs in Canada Among the Highest in the World - Ponemon Institute Study
Anti-Terrorism/Money Laundering Update
-  International Tax Crime Alliance Formed: Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement
Carters is Pleased to Welcome Luis R. Chacin as a New Associate
Inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

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June 2018 Issue
SCC Upholds Denial of Accreditation of Trinity Western Due To Mandatory Covenant
CRA News
Legislation Update
-  Bill C-74, Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 receives Royal Assent
-  Federal Safe Food for Canadians Regulations Published
-  Pre-Budget Consultations for 2019 Budget
-  Mandatory Breach Reporting under Alberta's Health Information Act Coming into Force
Corporate Update
-  Consultation on Proposed Service Fees
-  New Interactive Tool on Corporations Canada's Website
Tax Court Rules on the Appropriate Methodology for Valuing Wine Donations
Supreme Court Upholds Religious Autonomy in Wall Decision
Reporting Obligations for Directors, Trustees and Like Officials and Timing Issues
Ontario Court Dismisses s. 6 CAA Application for Financial Disclosure
BC Court Holds Land Transfer to be Gift Rather Than Trust
Government Signals Changes to PIPEDA Needed
Special Senate Committee Update
Reduced Employee Benefits After Age 65 Found to be Discriminatory
UK Charity Fined £100,000 for Personal Data Breach
Anti-Terrorism/Money Laundering Update
-  Regulations Addressing Virtual Currencies Published
-  Amendments to the Criminal Code in Bill C-74, Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1

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May 2018 Issue
OPGT Releases Guidance on Payments to Directors
Supreme Court of Canada Releases Decision in the Wall Case
CRA News
Legislation Update
-  Ontario Bill 31, Plan for Care and Opportunity Act (Budget Measures), 2018
-  Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 Proclaimed
-  Ontario Bill 3, Pay Transparency Act, 2018 Receives Royal Assent
-  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 and Regulations coming into force July 1, 2018
-  New O Reg. 232/18 Inclusionary Zoning under Planning Act
-  Regulations under Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 Amended
-  Quebec Bill 175, An Act to amend the Taxation Act, the Act respecting the Quebec sales tax and other legislative provisions
-  Saskatchewan Bill 128, The Provincial Sales Tax Amendment Act, 2018
Corporate Update
-  Bill C-25 Receives Royal Assent
-  New Direct Access to Corporations Canada Examiners for Registered Intermediaries
New Online Guidelines from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Tax Issues on the Wind-up of Charities: Budget 2018 Expansion of Eligible Donees and Beyond
GDPR Now in Force
Special Senate Committee Update
Standing Senate Committee Publishes Report on Social Finance
Federal Court Upholds Photographer's Copyright and Moral Rights
Employer Not Liable for Sexual Assault
514-Billets Enters Into Voluntary Undertaking for CASL Violation
Public Holiday Pay Review
Federal Government Launches Intellectual Property Strategy
US Court Holds Pledge to be Enforceable Contract
Charity Commission Publishes Report on Insider Fraud Affecting Charities
Anti-Terrorism/Money Laundering Update

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April 2018 Issue
Special Senate Committee Begins Study on Charitable Sector
CRA News
-  Guide RC4082, GST/HST Information for Charities Updated
-  New CRA Video and Webpage on Issuing Donation Receipts for Golf Tournament Fundraisers Legislation Update
Legislation Update
-  New Data Breach Reporting Regime under PIPEDA in Force on November 1, 2018
-  Draft Regulations under Ontario's Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, 2017
-  BC's Bill 2, Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2018
Tax Court of Canada Rules on Split Receipting and Donative Intente
Implications of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation in Canada
Court Finds Charity Liable to its President for Demand Loan and Value of Other Benefits
Proposed Regulations under the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015
Human Rights Tribunal Awards $75,000 in Damages to Intern
Government of Canada Provides Response to CASL Report

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March 2018 Issue
The 2018 Ontario Budget: Impact on Charities and Not-for-Profits
CRA News
-  New Business Numbers No Longer Required for Internal Divisions
-  CRA Releases Video on Gift Certificates and Gift Cards
Legislation Update
-  Federal Bill C-74, Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1
-  Ontario Bill 193, Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 and Rowans Law Consultations
-  Ontario Bill 3, Pay Transparency Act, 2018
-  Ontario Bill 14, Personal Information Protection Act, 2018
-  Amendments to Regulations under the Ontario Charities Accounting Act
-  Proposed changes to Regulation 166/11 under Retirement Homes Act
-  Proposed changes to Regulation 79/10 under Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
-  Proposed Regulation on exemptions to Ticket Sales Act, 2017
Ministry of Finance Clarifies Changes Concerning Prescribed Universities
Corporate Update
-  Bill C-25 Passed
Newfoundland Court Finds Archdiocese Not Liable for Child Abuse
Privacy Regulations Recognize CRA's RAD as Investigative Body
CRA Releases Interpretation on Gifts of Securities Made by Executors
Regulations Concerning Directors' Remuneration Coming into Force
Court Affirms Student Groups Did Not Violate Natural Justice
Court Reviews Common Employer Doctrine
Prepare Now for Upcoming Changes to Trademark Law
House of Commons Standing Committee Report on PIPEDA
Anti-Terrorism/Money Laundering Update
-  FATF Publishes Financing of Recruitment for Terrorist Purposes
-  FATF FATF International Stakeholder Dialogue on Financial Services for NPOss

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February 2018 Issue
Federal Budget 2018: Impact on Charities and Not-for-Profits
CRA News
-  CRA Reminder to Update Donation Tax Receipt URLs
-  P113 - Gifts and Income Tax 2017 Updated to Include Ecological Gifts
Legislation Update
-  Members of Senate's Special Committee on the Charitable Sector Appointed
-  Amendments to Ontario Co-operatives Corporations Act
-  Amendments to NB Companies Act
-  Lobbying Registration Act (PEI)
Court Rejects Church Application for Permanent Injunction in Property Dispute
Court of Appeal Upholds Common Law Exclusion in Termination Clause
Interlocutory Injunction Denied for the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs Program
Reconciling Physician and Patient Rights
Baseball Trademark Gives Rise to Human Rights Claim
Internal Disciplinary Decision is Not Subject to Judicial Review
Privacy Commissioner Releases Draft Position Paper on Online Reputation
The Investment Spectrum for Charities, Including Social Investments
Charitable Sector Reform Paper by The Pemsel Case Foundation
Anti-Terrorism/Money Laundering Update
-  Reviewing Canada's Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime
-  FATF President Delivers Anti-Terrorist Financing Briefing to United Nations
Ottawa Region Charity & NFP Law Seminar Materials Available

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January 2018 Issue
When Waivers Fail: The Impact of Imprecise Language and Resulting Liability
CRA News
-  Updates to T4063, Registering a Charity for Income Tax Purposes
-  Implementation of Proposed Changes to VDP
-  New Video - Who is the True Donor of this Gift?
Legislation Update
-  Senate Adopts Motion to Appoint Special Committee on Charitable Sector
-  Bill C-63, Budget Implementation Act No. 2, Receives Royal Assent
-  Bill C-305, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief), Receives Royal Assent
-  Ontario Bill 155, Life Leases Act, 2017
-  Ontario Bill 193, Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2017
-  Ontario Bill 160, Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 Receives Royal Assent
-  Amendments to Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act now in force
-  Ontario Regulation 79/10 under Long-Term Care Homes Act now in force
-  Amendments to CYFSA and New Regulations Proposed under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
-  Quebec Bill 146 Implementing Fiscal Measures Affecting Charities
-  Saskatchewan Bill 55, The Provincial Health Authority Act
Corporate Update
-  Canada Corporations Act Provisions and Regulations Repealed
-  Ontario Government Targets Early 2020 for ONCA Proclamation
-  Additional Changes to OCA in Force on January 13, 2018
-  Corporate Documents Available for Purchase from Corporations Canada
Jewish Day School Teachers Held Ineligible for Clergy Residence Deduction
GST/HST Ruling on Qualifying NPOs and the Public Service Body Rebate
Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2018 Draft Privacy Regulations Posted
Delaying the Enforcement of Your Copyright May Cost You
House Committee Releases Report on CASL
Amendments to Ontario Workplace Safety Legislation in Force
Alberta Court Denies Challenge Brought Six Years After Passing of Bylaw
Minister Prohibited from Dealing in Mutual Funds with Congregation
New Guide Published on Fundraising under Australian Consumer Law

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November 2017 Issue
Bill 148 Passes Bringing Major Changes to Ontario Employment Legislation
CRA Announces New Charities Education Program
Legislation Update
-  Bill C-63, Budget Implementation Act, No. 2, 2017
-  Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act
-  Budget Consultations
-  Ontario Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017
-  Ontario Bill 154 Receives Royal Assent
-  Ontario Seniors Active Living Centres Act, 2017 now in force
-  Changes to Ontario Condominium Act, 1998
-  Restriction on Frequent Charitable Auction Liquor Permits Repealed in BC
Certain OCA Amendments Under Bill 154 Now In Effect
Social Investments Now Permitted under Charities Accounting Act
Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Scope of Freedom of Religion
Ontario Court Rejects Corporate Actions Contrary to By-law
Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Unenforceable Gift Due to Insufficient Funds
Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Denial of Religious Accommodation Request
Provincial Legislation Held Applicable to Federal Not-for-Profit
Woman Filmed Jogging Without Consent Awarded for Breach of Privacy
Imagine Canada Submits Anti-Spam Recommendations to House of Commons
Anti-Terrorism/Money Laundering Law Update
-  Facilitation Payment Exemption in Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act Repealed
-  FATF Adopts Guidance on AML/CFT Measures and Financial Inclusion
OFSI Releases Factsheet on Financial Sanction Compliance for Charities
Legal Risk Management Checklists for Ontario-based Charities and Not-for-Profits
The 24th Annual Church & Charity Law Seminar Materials - November 9, 2017

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October 2017 Issue
Bill 154 - Proposed Amendments to ONCA
Legislation Update
-  Explanatory Notes on changes to Tax Legislation and Regulations Released
-  National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act and Regulations
-  Ontario Bill 154, Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 Status Update
-  Ontario Bill 160, Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017
-  Ontario Bill 166, Strengthening Protection for Ontario Consumers Act, 2017
CRA News
Parent Charity Permitted to Change Governance Structure
Directors' Actions Lead to Not-for-Profit's Workplace Discrimination Liability
#YourCharityName as a Trademark
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Publishes Hospital Naming Directive
Register Trademarks Before Amendments Take Effect
Omnibus Bill Proposes Changes to Ontario Healthcare Law
Ontario Bar Association Submission on Bill 154
Anti-Terrorism Law Update
-  National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act and Regulations
-  Objectives of the Financial Action Task Force's Presidency for 2017-2018
"Update on Charity Law" Resource Paper
Charities Legislation & Commentary, 2018 Edition Available for Pre-Order

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September 2017 Issue
CRA News
-  The CRA to Update Business Numbers to Provide e-Services Starting in November 2018
-  The CRA Releases New Guidance on Head Bodies and Internal Divisions
-  Changes to the CRA's CG-014 CED Guidance
-  New Webpage Outlining B.C. Societies Act Transition Process
Legislation Update
-  Bill 154, Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape, 2017
-  Bill 149, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions Act, 2017
-  Proposed Amendments to Regulation 79/10 under Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
-  Proposed Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations under PIPEDA
Bill 154 - Proposed Amendments to OCA
Bill 154 to Permit Social Investments in Ontario
Unfunded Cheque Results in Unenforceable Gift
Charitable Form Filing Requirements in Quebec
The Leveraged Donation Program that Led to Charity Losing Its Registered Status
Proposed Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations under PIPEDA
Employer's Right to Require an Independent Medical Examination
Equifax Breach Demonstrates What Not to Do
Human Rights Tribunal Upholds Discrimination Decision Against Landlord
Rowan's Law Advisory Committee Recommends Action on Concussions
Court in England Holds Members of Charities as Fiduciaries
Law Commission Provides Recommendations for Charity Law Reform
Carters is Pleased to Welcome Michelle E. Baik as a New Associate

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August 2017 Issue
Tribunal Upholds Religious School Right to Reject Applicants Based on Creed
CRA News
-  New Videos on the CRA Website
-  Update to HST/GST Info Sheet GI-121
-  CRA Courtesy Calls to Charities
Legislation Update
-  National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians
-  PHIPA Regulations Update
-  Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
-  Implementation of Patients First Act, 2016
-  Gender Identity or Expression
Corporate Update
Proposed Ontario Regulations Authorizing Charitable Corporations to Pay Directors in Limited Situations
Proposed Changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) Put in Context
CRTC Issues Undertaking Under CASL Alleging Personal Liability
Supreme Court Rules Google Must Block Certain Search Results Globally
Orders Amending By-laws outside the Jurisdiction of Arbitrators
Court of Appeal Upholds Clubman's Veto
Gender Identity or Expression Now Prohibited Grounds of Discrimination
Information and Privacy Commissioner Reports on "Big Data" Raises Privacy Concerns
Anti-Terrorism Law Update
-  Court of Appeal Upholds Ruling Against Iran
Best Lawyers in Canada 2018
Lexpert Rankings 2017

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June 2017 Issue
CASL Private Right of Action Suspended
CRA News
-  Changes Coming to Charitable Registration Application Process
-  Famine Relief Fund
Legislation Update
-  Budget Implementation Act, 2017
-  Protecting Patients Act, 2017
Corporate Update
Special Committee Proposed for Review of Charitable Sector
Mowat NFP Lays the Groundwork for Regulatory Reform for Charities
Recent GST/HST Rulings
Ontario Employment Standards Act Changes Proposed
Trustees Held to Good Faith Standards
Privacy Implications of Conducting Social Media Background Checks
Polish Association of Toronto Limited v. The Polish Alliance of Canada
Facebook Forum Selection Clause Unenforceable
Settlement Agreement in Wal-Mart Privacy Class Action Approved
Considerations in Drafting Restricted Purpose Charitable Trusts
Anti-Terrorism Law Update
-  New National Security Bill C-59 Introduced
-  Impact of Bill C-44 on Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act
24th Annual Church and Charity Law Seminar - Early Bird Registration now Available

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May 2017 Issue
Sweeping Changes Recommended in Report on Political Activities
Corporate Update
-  Corporations Canada Increases Online Services
-  BC Releases Guide for Transitioning Societies
CRA Issues a Technical Interpretation of Charities Returning Gifts
Income Tax Treatment for Monies Paid to Support Refugees
Administrative Penalty Assessed for False Statements on Donation Receipts
July 1st CASL Deadline Looms
Electronic Liability Release Held Enforceable
Ontario Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation Receives Royal Assent
Court Awards Damages in Internet Photo Copyright Infringement
Supreme Court of Canada Refused Leave to Appeal in Crossing Guard Case
Court Resolves Disputes between Struggling "Factions" of a Non-Profit Club
Jedi Order Denied Charitable Status for Advancement of Religion
OBA Proposes Changes to Investment Powers in the Trustee Act
Anti-Terrorism Law Update
-  U.S. and Saudi Arabia to Co-Chair New Terrorist Financing Targeting Center
-  New Study on the Impact of International Counter-Terrorism on Civil Society Organisations Released
Healthcare Philanthropy Check-Up 2017
Spring 2017 Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series
24th Annual Church and Charity Law Seminar - Save the Date

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April 2017 Issue
Social Worker Pleads Guilty to Personal Health Information Violation
CRA News
-  Excise and GST/HST News No. 101
-  Split-receipting and Deemed Fair Market Value Folio Updated
The End of Double Registration for Charities in Quebec
SCC Grants Leave to Appeal from Case Involving Unfair Church Discipline
"Armchair Rule" Used by Court to Determine Whether Gift was an Endowment or Expendable
Employee Successfully Sues Employer for Harassment
Anti-Terrorism Law Update
Healthcare Philanthropy Check-Up 2017
Spring 2017 Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series
24th Annual Church and Charity Law Seminar - Save the Date

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March 2017 Issue
Patients First Act Becomes Law in Ontario
CRA News
Federal Budget 2017: Impact on Charities and Not-For-Profits
Supreme Court of Canada Grants Leave to Appeal in Trinity Western University Cases
Church Successfully Defends Personal Injury Lawsuit from Volunteer
Court of Appeal Rules Termination Clause Unenforceable
OPC Publishes Guidance on the Disclosure of Personal Information by Organizations
Budget Proposal Eliminates Express Consent Required to Deliver T4s Electronically to Active Employees
Carters is Pleased to Welcome Two New Lawyers
Ottawa Office Has Moved To New Location

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February 2017 Issue
Last Train for CNCA
CRA News
-   New Privacy Disclosure in T2050 Application to Register a Charity Under the Income Tax Act
-   New Online Interactive Tool to Compile Checklist of Documents to be Included with Applications for Charitable Status
-   CRA's New Cause-related Marketing Webpage
-   GST/HST - New CRA Memorandum to Assist Charities and Qualifying NPOs Calculate the Public Service Bodies Rebate Claims
Legislation Update
-   Bill C-36 Proposes to Reinforce Statistics Canada's Independence
-   Ontario Bill 41 Allowing LHINs to Intervene in the Governance of NFPs Receives Royal Assent
OHRC Position on Medical Documentation
A New Era: Obligation to Know thy Advocate and Supervise thy Litigation
Charity and NFP Legal Check-up: 10 Tips for Effective Legal Risk Management
Trademarks As Keywords In Online Advertising May Constitute Passing-Off
Ottawa Region Charity & NFP Law Seminar Materials Available

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January 2017 Issue
CRA Guidance on Charities That Assist the Aged
CRA News
Legislation Update
-   Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2 Receives Royal Assent
-   Ontario Budget Receives Royal Assent
-   Amendment to the Ontario Employer Health Tax will Impact Registered Charities
Ontario Corporations Now Required to Keep Records of Land Ownership
CRA Releases Trio of GST/HST Rulings Affecting Charities
CRA Answers Questions on GREs at Gift Planner Conference
Gross Negligence Penalties Upheld for Misrepresentations on Tax Returns
CBA Submissions on National Security and on Housing of Interest to Charities and NFPs
The Pitfalls of Geographic Names as Registered Trademarks
New Charity and NGO Laws Come into Force in China
Court of Appeal Affirms City's Liability in Crossing Guard Case
Amendments Proposed to Child Protection Laws in Ontario
Anti-Terrorism Law Update
-   Recommendations for Improving the Implementation of FATF Evaluation Process
-   FATF President Speaks at UN Security Council Meeting

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Carters Professional Corporation

Orangeville Office
211 Broadway, PO Box 440
Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
L9W 1K4
Tel: (519) 942-0001
Fax: (519) 942-0300
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Ottawa Office
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K2G 5X3
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Fax: (613) 235-9838
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Toronto Office
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5E 1J8
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Fax: (416) 594-1209
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