Some senators have been complaining about environmental groups outside Canada being involved with public policy and political discussions in Canada. I have written about the disclosure of foreign funding by Canadian charities at “So how much do Canadian charities receive from foreign sources according to the T3010 Returns?” . But I want to point out that in fact the US has significant requirements in terms of disclosure with its Form 990. Below is a copy of the TIDES US Form 990 to serve as an illustration. It is 181 pages long and provides detailed information on the work of Tides US. Far from there being no transparency about US funding of Canadian groups - there is tremendous transparency in the US 990 Return. The IRS has spent a considerable amount of time revising its form 990 and now it includes a large amount of information that Canadian charities don’t have to disclose.