By Christina Blizzard, QMI Agency
TORONTO – When is a charity not a charity? When it dabbles in politics, according to Senator Nicole Eaton. Eaton welcomes federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s recent budget announcement that he plans to make changes to the Income Tax Act to crack down on charities that use donations for political purposes.
Flaherty’s budget last month said, “Economic Action Plan 2012 proposes measures to ensure that charities devote their resources primarily to charitable, rather than political, activities, and to enhance public transparency and accountability in this area.” Read article