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…

Advocacy and Third Way Politics: Canada and the United Kingdom

This article is based on a presentation by the author to the Third National Forum for the Public Policy and Third Sector Initiative, Advocacy, Engagement and Consultations: The Voluntary and Government Sectors, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, October 25–28, 2002. Introduction Any attempt to compare political or social systems in Canada and…

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,…

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

We launch this new volume with investigations of public and private policy. Public policy is examined at the speculative level by Arthur Drache, who considers whether Canada needs an equivalent to England’s Charity Commission (he thinks we do). At a more practical level, Blake Bromley castigates some of the measures in the February 1997 federal…

From the Editor

We close this volume with some solid law, some sound advice, and some views of new frontiers in philanthropy. The solid law comes in the form of the Honourable Mention entry in last year’s Philanthropist Award competition. Paul Michell analyzes the history of the rule against political activity by charities in England and in Canada,…

From the Editor

This issue has something for everyone. Those who are responsible for the development and implementation of policy in non-profit organizations will be interested in W.H. Hurlburt’s dis­cussion of Alberta’s new statute governing non-profit corporations. The Alberta approach is yet another in the continuing attempts of governments to regulate non-profits effectively and appropriately. Another continuing problem,…

The Charity Commissioners for England and Wales

In Canada, the registration of charities is the responsibility of Revenue Canada, Taxation Division, whereas in the United Kingdom, or more specifically England and Wales, this role falls to a body known as the Charity Commissioners. The Charities Act, 1960, sets out the constitution of the Charity Commissioners and replaces the Charitable Trusts Act of…

INTERPHIL, the International Standing Conference on Philanthropy

INTERPHIL, the International Standing Conference on Philanthropy, is an international umbrella organization for the voluntary sector. It was founded in 1969 in Evian, France and currently has its headquarters in the United Kingdom. There are two Canadian directors, Donald Rickerd, president of the Donner Canadian Foundation, who is the present chairman, and Colin Graham, a…