From the Editor

Our first two contributions in this issue provide readers with analyses of the Broadbent Report (Building on Strength: Improving Governance and Accountability in Canada’s Voluntary Sector, Final Report of the Panel on Accountability and Governance in the Voluntary Sector, chaired by Edward Broadbent, February 1999). Gordon Floyd, Vice-President Public Affairs, Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, describes…

Vancouver Society of Immigrant and Visible Minority Woman v. M.N.R.

1 [Rarely does the Supreme Court of Canada take up the perennial question: What does “charity” mean?2  Even rarer is the case where it does so with the benefit of extensive legal and scholarly debate. The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Vancouver Society of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women v. M.N.R. is an important decision…

From the Editor

Our first contribution is written by Doug Jamieson who addresses the challenges faced by nonprofit organizations in building relationships in a “networked” age. Doug Jamieson is an experienced traveller in cyberspace. He started online in 1981 with a 300-baud modem and an acoustic coupler, dialing into online databases and information sources and using these as…

From the Editor

Volume 15 opens with a long essay on the place of art in the law of charity. The author, Kevin James, won the 1998 Philanthropist Award for this contribution to the journal. This award was established in 1987 through private donations and is designed to encourage students in law and commerce to explore the legal,…