Advancing Religion as a Head of Charity: What Are the Boundaries?

Without the values and principles which underlie not only the Charter but also our democratic institutions and policy, there can be no recourse to rights or freedoms. The Honourable Justice Frank Iacobucci1 Introduction All world religions follow some equivalent to the “Golden Rule” for Christians: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”2 This principle also forms the…

New Disbursement Quota Rules Under Bill C-33

Introduction The disbursement quota is a prescribed amount that registered charities must disburse each year in order to maintain their charitable registration. The purpose of the disbursement quota is “to ensure that most of a charity’s funds are used to further its charitable purposes and activities; to discourage charities from accumulating excessive funds; and to…

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Rethinking Philanthropic Effectiveness: Lessons from an International Network of Foundation Experts Edited by Dirk Eilinghoff. Published by Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2005, 180 pp. Paper: US $30.00 Creative Philanthropy By Helmut Anhaier and Diana Leat. Published by Routledge, 2006, 232 pp. Paper: CDN $53.95 REVIEWED BY HILARY PEARSON President, Philanthropic Foundations Canada In North America, and…

State and Community Sector Relations: Crisis and Challenges in Quebec

Introduction On April 14, 2003, the Quebec Liberal Party came to power and set out to reengineer and modernize the Quebec state. Under the guise of decentralization and democratization, it launched a series of reforms that transformed the relationship between citizens and the state (Saint-Martin, 2004; Boismenu, Dufour, & Saint-Martin, 2005; Rouillard et al., 2004…

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