Canada rules ‘preventing poverty’ not charitable

The Canada Revenue Agency has ruled that preventing poverty is not a charitable aim, as it might benefit people who are not already poor. As reported by the Toronto Star in connection with Oxfam Canada, http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/07/24/tax_agency_says_preventing_poverty_not_allowed_as_goal_for_charity.html

The same newspaper (source via Charity Village) has also recently reported that Canada Revenue Agency, which was ordered in 2012 to audit political activities as a special project, now has also targeted charities focused on foreign aid, human rights, and even poverty. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/07/10/canadian_charities_feel_chill_as_tax_audits_widen_into_political_activities.html

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