In the Global News article “Priest with string of fraud convictions was allowed to run Ontario charity – until now” it discusses a registered charity run by a priest with a series of criminal convictions and the use of the “ineligible individual” provisions of the Income Tax Act to revoke the registration of the charity.

In most cases if there was an ineligible individual we would not know.  As soon as the charity finds out that someone is an ineligible individual they are generally booted out of the charity within days.   In a few cases, this does not happen and CRA can revoke the charity after it has requested that the ineligible individual no longer is in a high level or controlling position within the charity.

We have previously written about charities and ineligible individuals.   See for example:


CRA releases ineligible individual guidance

CRA revokes Jesus of Bethlehem Worship Centre as a charity – cites ineligible individuals

2011 Budget and new “ineligible individual” category: How this can affect your Canadian registered