Effective and Accountable Charities Act

An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (use of resources)


Second reading (House), as of June 23, 2021

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This enactment amends the Income Tax Act to permit charities to provide their resources to a person who is not a qualified donee, provided that they take reasonable steps to ensure those resources are used exclusively for a charitable purpose.


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Effective and Accountable Charities ActRoutine Proceedings

June 23rd, 2021 / 5:10 p.m.
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Philip Lawrence Conservative Northumberland—Peterborough South, ON

moved that Bill S-222, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (use of resources), be read the first time.

Mr. Speaker, it gives me pleasure to rise today on behalf of Bill S-222, an act to amend the Income Tax Act.

What this bill would do is fix a problem due to the archaic legislation in the Income Tax Act that restricts the ability of Canadian charities to do good work around the world. By reducing bureaucracy and redundancy, this bill will seek to provide greater accountability while also giving charities in Canada the ability to do greater work, unfettered by excessive regulation and bureaucracy.

Once again, it gives me great pleasure to introduce this bill, and I hope all members will support it.

(Motion agreed to and bill read the first time)

Effective and Accountable Charities ActRoutine Proceedings

June 23rd, 2021 / 5:15 p.m.
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Peter Julian NDP New Westminster—Burnaby, BC

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties, and if you seek it, I believe you will find unanimous consent for the following motion: That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate the month of September, every year, as national recovery awareness month to recognize and support Canadians recovering from addiction and to demonstrate that recovery from addiction is possible, attainable and sustainable.