Right-wing Think Tanks And Charities Claim No Political Activity For Eight Years In A Row - 2019-05-04

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F0.png Right-wing Think Tanks And Charities Claim No Political Activity For Eight Years In A Row May 4, 2019, PressProgress

For another successive year, Canada's leading right-wing think tanks and charities claimed to the Canada Revenue Agency they conducted no political activity, in 2017.

Until recently, Canadian charities were permitted to devote up to 10% of their organizational resources to "political activities." On February 1, 2019, the government changed the rule to allow charities to spend freely on non-partisan political activities, such as pressuring governments to adopt public policies.

That change is good news. But it is worth noting that for years and years, while progressive organizations were heavily scrutinized, those on the right really were not. The Harper government, in fact, created a special fund to audit political-activity of certain charities, just not the conservative ones.

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