Funding Terrorism And Charities

Summary:  The previous two issues of The Philanthropist, 23 (4) and 24 (1), featured an article prepared by Blake Bromley for the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182 in support of his personal testimony in Ottawa on October 26, 2007. The following is the final installment: the text of…

Funding Terrorism And Charities (part 4)

Summary The following is the conclusion of an article prepared by Blake Bromley for the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182 in support of his personal testimony in Ottawa on October 26, 2007. The first three parts of this article were published in the last issue of…

Funding Terrorism And Charities (parts 1, 2, And 3)

Summary The following article was prepared by Blake Bromley for the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182 in support of his personal testimony in Ottawa on October 26, 2007. This article will be published in 3 consecutive issues of The Philanthropist: the first installment will be the…

Viewpoint: A Response to “Helping Canadians Help Canadians: Improving Governance in the Voluntary Sector”

Viewpoint and Counterpoint provide a forum for informed debate of issues of wide interest in the philanthropic sector. The opinions expressed are those of the authors.  [This Discussion Paper resulted from a study of accountability by an independent panel commissioned by the Voluntary Sector Roundtable. It was released for consultation at the annual symposium of…

Viewpoint: Dolphins, Tuna and Mudsharks: Reflections on the “Bre-X Budget” for Charities

Viewpoint and Counterpoint provide a forum for informed debate of issues of wide interest to the philanthropic sector. The opinions expressed are those of the authors. The Bre-X saga has dramatically demonstrated to Canadians the short-term rewards and ultimate tragedy of allowing unsubstantiated claims of unmined treasure to escalate into destructive fantasy because there has…

Parallel Foundations and Crown Foundations

This article has been developed from a paper delivered at a seminar on Current Issues in the Law of Charity for Universities and Hospitals. The seminar was presented to clients of the National Affiliation of Cassels Pouliot Douglas held at the offices of Cassels, Brock & Blackwell in Toronto on December 2, 1992. It included…

A Response to “A Better Tax Administration in Support of Charities”

This article has been developed from the author’s submission to the Minister of National Revenue. For additional responses, readers should review also (1991), 10 Philanthrop., No. 2, pp. 20-27. The Department is to be commended for its recent Discussion Paper entitled “A Better Tax Administration in Support of Charities”. The issues discussed and the tone…