Charities Directorate

Should Charities Be Allowed to Participate in Politics?

Blake Bromley | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

The "advocacy chill" in Canada is due to the politicization of the regulator rather than the law of charity. I am still only a reluctant supporter of increasing the rights of charities to engage in political activities, and my participation in this debate is firmly rooted in my belief in the rule of law and in opposition to the politicization of the current Charities Directorate.

Does the Government Have in Hand in Which Charities Get Audited?

Blake Bromley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

Canada's reputation with regard to the politicization of charity audits for "political activities" has been tarnished both domestically and internationally. One can only hope that CRA audits would be governed by the rule of law rather than a political agenda.

Harper Cuts Down Rights like They're Trees

Blake Bromley | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

On a day when many were celebrating the 30th anniversary of the signing of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Stephen Harper's government announced legislation that will drastically reduce the number of regulatory agencies that exist to protect the environment in which individual Canadians enjoy their rights and freedoms.

We Don't Want No Foreign Funding

Blake Bromley | Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada
Blake Bromley

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has told Canadians: "Free your pennies from their prisons at home and donate them to charity." However, he does not want you to liberate American pennies from the prisons in your home by donating them to charity.

New Counter-Terrorism Strategy Overlooks Most Obvious Breeding Ground

Blake Bromley | Posted 04.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews recently released counter-terrorism strategy fails to mention charities. Charities are such obvious settings for the dissemination of Islamist extremism, and it's reasonable to assume that most Sunni Islamist groups in Canada meet at mosques. The radical agenda is achieved by importing money from religious charities abroad and by indoctrinating individuals.