Charities rap Liberals as political audits continue - 2016-03-16
Some Canadian charities are reviving a campaign to get tax auditors off their backs after the Liberal government delivered what the charities say is a half-measure in ending "political harassment," a promise from the 2015 election campaign.
More than a dozen groups, including the Sierra Club Foundation and Environmental Defence, launched a letter-writing campaign and petition this week calling on the Liberal government to stop all political-activity audits started by the Harper Conservatives in 2012. (The World Wildlife Fund was initially identified as part of the coalition, but later said its inclusion was an error.)
"Charities under audit for political activities from the previous government are still under audit," says a statement on a website, created by a charities coalition last year.