John M. Hodgson Honoured by Law Society

On March 24, 1988 John M. Hodgson, co-founder, l6-year member of the Editorial Board, and present Chairman of the Management Committee of The Philanthropist, received the Medal of the Law Society of Upper Canada which is awarded to recognize outstanding service within the legal profession. Mr. Hodgson was honoured for his outstanding work in the…

John D. Gregory Appointed Editor of The Philanthropist

Following a meeting of the Management Board on May 26, 1988, Chairman John Hodgson announced the appointment of John D. Gregory as editor of The Philanthropist. John has been Book Editor of the journal since 1986. The new editor is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A., LL.B), the London School of Economics (M.Sc.Econ.), and…

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The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook Edited by Walter W Powell Published by Yale University Press, New Haven and London. 1987, pp. xiii.464 REVIEWED BY MARK D. HUGHES Academic Coordinator, Lawrence Fertig Center, Ludwig von Mises Institute, Fairfax, Virginia’ During the last decade, a large body of literature has emerged from the Program on Non-profit Organizations…

The Possible Impact of the Charter on the Law of Religious Charitable Trusts

The Philanthropist Award For Proficiency In Legal Writing And Analysis Winning Entry 1987 Introduction In an article published shortly after the Charter of Rights and Freedoms had been proclaimed,1 Professor Noel Lyon expressed the fear that the new Charter would be no more than “an exercise in self-congratulation.”2 Lyon asserted that “Experience with the Canadian…

The Effect of Tax Reform Proposals on Unpaid Volunteer Work

One of the oddest aspects of the June 18, 1987 Tax Reform proposal to replace tax deductions for charitable donations by individuals with tax credits is the effect this may have on unpaid volunteer work. Suppose an individual with only a modest income has been in the habit of teaching Sunday School without remuneration. Under…

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