Tell Canada to keep its promise and fix our broken charity laws Dear Paov, Politically motivated audits by the Canada Revenue Agency and archaic charity laws have silenced the voices and threatened the future existence of vital charities in Canada. Now there is a chance to do something positive about this injustice. The federal government promised reform and appointed an Expert Panel to hear from Canadians. In 2016, over 20,000 people sent letters urging the federal government to reform our laws to protect Canadians' right to be heard through the charities they support. Hundreds of organizations also participated in the consultation and made detailed submissions – including West Coast Environmental Law (through our sister organization, the West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation ). In March 2017, the Expert Panel submitted its final recommendations to the Minister of National Revenue. Its report contained a clear call to action: fix the broken system. However, to date the federal government... has done nothing to implement the Expert Panel’s recommendations. We have heard that a decision may be made in the next 7 days. We need to raise our voices to make it clear to the government that we want them to fix our broken charity laws now. Will you send a letter to the Prime Minister today? Tell him to follow through on his commitment to amend the Income Tax Act to enable charities’ work for systemic change to improve the lives of Canadians. We will make sure that your Member of Parliament receives your letter as well, so that they can help ensure the right decision is made. Send a letter now! Yours for a fairer, more sustainable and prosperous Canada. Sincerely, Jessica Clogg, Executive Director & Senior Counsel West Coast Environmental Law Association Clicking on the above links will take you to the Protecting Canadians' Free Speech website. Protecting Canadians’ Free Speech is an initiative of leading Canadian organizations working to preserve and enhance the role of Canadian charities in public policy discussions.Together, these groups represent the voices of hundreds of thousands of Canadians. Share Tweet Forward West Coast Environmental Law 200 - 2006 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, BC V6J 2B3 phone: 604.684.7378 fax: 604.684.1312 toll-free in BC: 1.800.330.WCEL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Update Profile Manage Subscriptions and Unsubscribe a project of West Coast Environmental Law Association

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