Tackling Canadian Poverty Through A Basic Minimum Income

Robert St. Pierre Speaking to the Globe and Mail last week, Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos toyed with the idea of a national basic income in Canada. The minister has already been specifically mandated to increase the guaranteed income supplement for seniors by 10 per cent, and to design and implement […]

#Charity: Taking Welfare Viral

Haris Khan It’s happened to everyone: the 12-year old down the street knocks on your door, and she’s raising money for cancer research, or the homeless, or heart disease. It doesn’t really matter what the cause is: odds are that your heart melted, and you handed the kid a five dollar bill. Meanwhile, the pre-addressed […]

The “Advocacy Chill”: CRA Audits and Political Activity

Arielle Mayer For the past two years, the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) has been conducting “special audits” on charitable organizations in an effort to determine the extent to which these organizations engage in “political activity.” According to the federal government, in order for a non-profit organization to maintain charitable status, no more than 10 per […]