On Wednesday October 3rd, 2012, the Finance Committee of the House of Commons will have a hearing on tax incentives for charitable donations.

Here is a copy of the notice and anticipated witnesses.

Meeting 75   October 3, 2012 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (EDT)  Centre Block,  Room: 253-D


(-update – here is the link to the audio – there was a very lively discussion of a number of issues relating to donations to registered charities)

Here is the minutes of the meeting – the transcript will be available later:

Meeting No. 75
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Standing Committee on Finance met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, James Rajotte, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Mark Adler, Hon. Scott Brison, Guy Caron, Shelly Glover, Brian Jean, Hoang Mai, Wayne Marston, Cathy McLeod, Peggy Nash, James Rajotte and Dave Van Kesteren.
Acting Members present: Ed Komarnicki for Randy Hoback.
In attendance: Standing Committee on Finance: Daniel Benatuil, Analyst; Mark Mahabir.

Witnesses: Canadian Bar Association: Peter Broder, Chair, Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section. Carleton University: Calum Carmichael, Associate Professor, Research Associate, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation. Giv3: John Hallward, Chairman, Hallmont Foundation. Philanthropic Foundations Canada: J. Alexander Houston, Chair.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, the Committee resumed its study of tax incentives for charitable donations.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 5:05 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.