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Charities still feeling chill despite court ruling striking down limits on political activity

By Samantha Wright Allen      

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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