CRA proposes annulment of Dying with Dignity Canada’s charitable registration

February 01, 2015 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, Political Activities and Canadian charities

The CRA has recently proposed annulment of the registration of Dying with Dignity Canada (DWD), a Canadian registered charity.   In terms of full disclosure I am a legal counsel to DWD.   Here is a note from DWD and a statement from DWD.  

Here is some recent media coverage of the proposed annulment of DWD's registered status:

Dying with Dignity loses charity status after CRA says it was registered in error…twice (GlobalNews)

Dying with Dignity won’t fight having charity status "annulled" (Toronto Star)

Dying With Dignity loses charitable status after political-activity probe (CBC)

Dying with Dignity Canada about to lose charitable status (National Post)

Dying with Dignity Canada about to lose charitable status (Ottawa Citizen)

Dying with Dignity Canada loses charity status (Vancouver Sun)

Dying With Dignity’s loss of charity status allows for more political freedom (Yahoo News)

Q&A: Dying with Dignity chair shocked over loss of charitable status (Vancouver Sun)

Dying with Dignity Canada’s Charity Status Annulled due to “Error” (Nonprofit Quarterly)

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