Friday, November 09, 2012

Yes, the Manning Centre is a Registered Charity ... Still

A Mennonite magazine, 'Canadian Mennonite', has received a warning from the Canadian Revenue Agency, about what articles and editorials it can publish, citing their pieces "appear to promote opposition to a political party, or to candidates for public office". That's a no-no under the rules for maintaining registered charity status.

Meanwhile, the Manning Centre, as previously reported, is an organization that exists solely to promote the Conservative Party and partisan Conservative activities within Canada. Yet, it continues to enjoy registered charity status with the tax agency.

So, regardless of what you think of this particular publication or the Mennonite Church's status as a charitable entity, the Canadian Revenue Agency still has to answer as to why the Manning Centre enjoys registered charity status.

[H/T, Aurelia Cotta]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin'

Our cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin' the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can't understand

Steppenwolf Circa 1969

Fast forward 43 yrs.

On a lighter note, I remember when Bill Cosby asked, "how long can you tread water?"

When you get as old as I am, you've seen all this before and can't help but wonder why so many people are so disinterested? So easily distracted?

In days of old all it took to get out the message was a printing press, a postal system, truth and common sense.

Maybe Justin will take a stand for Canada? Hope springs eternal when it's the only option left wot?

Kilroy was here.