It looks like Industry Canada will be making a second attempt to pass a new federal non-profits act to replace the Canada Corporations Act.  It will be called the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFPC).

Industry Canada will in 2008 attempt to pass the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFPC) to replace the Canada Corporations Act.  This bill will be of particular interest to Canadian charities that are incorporated federally under the Canada Corporations Act. 

Here is my my brief article on the highlights of the NFPC:

Highlights of the New Proposed Canadian Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (NFPC)

Here is a copy of the Press Release:

http://www.ic.gc.ca/cmb/welcomeic.nsf/cdd9dc973c4bf6bc852564ca006418a0/85256a5d006b972085257467004b6155!OpenDocument

Here is a copy of the bill:

http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=3575844&Language=e&Mode=1

Here is a copy of the draft regulations to the bill:
http://www.ic.gc.ca/epic/site/cd-dgc.nsf/vwapj/regulations_consultations_version.pdf

Here is a copy of the Explanatory Notes:

http://www.ic.gc.ca/epic/site/cd-dgc.nsf/en/cs03833e.html

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