Bill C-19 is Amended to Simplify Funding of Non-Qualified Donees
June 2022 Charity & NFP Law Update
Published on June 28 2022

By Terrance S. Carter and Theresa L.M. Man

Significant amendments have been made to Bill C-19, Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1 (“Bill C-19”) after the charitable sector expressed serious reservations regarding the original content of the Bill. Bill C-19 was tabled on April 28, 2022, and, as explained in greater detail in Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 511, many in the charitable sector were concerned that it “perpetuate[d] the colonial relationship between charities and groups without charitable status” and increased the administrative burden for most Canadian charities. After Bill C-19 completed Second Reading on May 10, 2022, it was studied by the Standing Committee on Finance, which heard from numerous stakeholders in the charitable sector. Several amendments to Bill C-19 were then adopted when the House of Commons passed Bill C-19 on its Third Reading on June 9, 2022. Bill C-19 was subsequently passed by the Senate without further changes to these amendments and received Royal Assent on June 23, 2022.

For the balance of this Bulletin, please see Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 513

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