The Philanthropist Welcomes a New Editor

With this first issue of Volume 15 we pass another milestone in the journal’s history and welcome David Stevens, a member of our Legal Advisory Board representing McGill University since 1995, as our new editor. The editorship of The Philanthropist is a voluntary position- a happy circumstance which makes it possible for us to command…

From the Editor

The editor, Lynn Bevan of the Ontario Bar, is absent on an extended trip through Australia and southeast Asia. Before her departure she reviewed and approved the content of this issue of The Philantropist but her knowledge of the law and rigorous editorial oversight have been much missed during the final stages of publication. We…

Case and Comment: Discriminatory Conditions re Rattray

When an institution is given property upon terms which it regards as objection¬≠able an obvious solution is to disclaim the gift. This course of high principle does however carry with it the consequence that the gift is lost. This is particularly serious where the donee is a university, and the gift is designed to provide…