Charities still feeling chill despite court ruling striking down limits on political activity
By Samantha Wright AllenAug. 8, 2018
The government has until Aug. 15 to decide whether it will appeal a July ruling that says the 10 per cent rule on non-partisan political activities is unconstitutional.
National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier's office says the government is still reviewing a July decision that struck down a section of the Income Tax Act limiting charities' political activities. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
As the government considers appealing a judge’s decision granting greater freedom to charities and their political activities, some non-profits are still playing by the old rules they say put a chill on important policy work.
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