The Conservative party has just released their platform and they have committed to increasing the disbursement quota from the current 3.5% to 7.5%.  The Liberal government is currently undergoing a consultation on whether the disbursement quota should be left at 3.5% or increased.

On pages 20 and 21 of the platform they state:

 

Canadian charities and non-profits employ over two million Canadians and do essential work supporting Canadian families. Never has their vital work been more evident than over the last year, as so many Canadians have lost their jobs and needed assistance.

To boost charitable donations, Canada’s Conservatives will also increase the disbursement quota for charitable foundations to 7.5% to unlock billions of dollars built up tax-free in foundations and put this money to work to help Canadians.

 

We have argued in our submissions to the Finance Committee over many years that the DQ is too low.   Here is our latest submission.