Tip of the MonthMunicipal or public bodies will need to register with the Canada Revenue Agency by December 31, 2013 to maintain their status as qualified donees under the Income Tax Act. Every organization that wants to receive donations from registered charities or issue official donation receipts for tax purposes must maintain qualified donee status. More information on the application process can be found on the CRA’s webpage on Charities and Giving.
Monthly Archives: January 2012
CASE COMMENT Catalyst Paper Corporation v. North Cowichan (District) 2012 SCC 2 The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has, in its decision of January 20, 2012 affirmed the findings of the BC Supreme Court and BC Court of Appeal in … Continue reading
GUILT BY ASSOCIATION? Conflict of Interest under the Community Charter and Common Law Given the recent civic elections this past November, conflict of interest rules may be a topic on the radar of many local government elected officials. As such, … Continue reading
IP for LGs – If you don’t think intellectual property law affects local governments, think again. The term “intellectual property” usually brings to mind stories about big pharmaceutical companies, cutting-edge tech firms, or powerful Hollywood studios battling to prevent unauthorized … Continue reading