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Ambiguous, obsolete and unfair laws governing charities are actually silencing many of them. These NGOs, who are working to influence public policy in your name, are experiencing costly audits of their political activities by the Canada Revenue Agency. Corporations, on the other hand, can spend freely on lobbying, advertising and any other political activity and can deduct 100...
Actualité - 15 November 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Charitable organization, Freedom of Speech
Blog post by Sidney Ribaux, Équiterre's Executive director You may well remember that in 2012 the Harper government used a vague, obsolete law to harass progressive groups that opposed its political agenda by having them audited by the Canada Revenue Agency (Équiterre and others are still being audited!). The aim was to silence us. The government failed to silence Équiterre of...
Actualité - 1 November 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Charitable organization
By writing this, I, Sidney Ribaux, may be breaking all kinds of new rules that the government would like to impose on Canadian charities, but let me make clear from the outset: No administrative or tax rule will ever prevent Equiterre from speaking publicly. As reported by CBC last Thursday, the Canada Revenue Agency seems to be targeting Canadian environmental groups that...
Actualité - 11 February 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Charitable organization
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Equiterre helps build a social movement by encouraging individuals, organizations and governments to make ecological and equitable choices, in a spirit of solidarity. Since 1993, when we started working on environmental and social issues affecting Quebec and Canada, our focus has been on offering solutions.  By making a donation to Equiterre and becoming a member, you...