The results of the political
activities audit program have shown substantial compliance with the
rules regarding charities' involvement in political activities.
In light of these outcomes, the political activities program will
be concluded once the remaining audits have been
Our Government's commitment
to openness and transparency includes providing more information on
the regulation of charities to the public and the charitable sector
in a timely manner and in ensuring the engagement of the sector. In
order to achieve this, Minister Lebouthillier also announced that
the CRA will publish an annual report to provide the public with
more information about its activities and its contribution to an
effective regulatory framework for registered charities.
Minister Lebouthillier is
committed to engaging with key stakeholders and has asked CRA's
Charities Directorate to find ways to further clarify the rules
governing a registered charity's involvement in political
activities. Details of the consultations will be made public as
they become available.
See our previous posts on the political activities audit program
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