The 2019 Charity Law Symposium, hosted by the Charity and Not-for-Profit section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), takes place on Monday, May 6 in Toronto.
The annual event brings together members from the legal community across Canada to discuss emerging trends and recent developments in charity law – with a focus this year on political activities and freedom of expression. Items on the agenda include:
- Recent developments including government announcements, Senate Committee report and high-profile cases such as Canada Without Poverty v. AG Canada and Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western
- Emerging issues and challenges in understanding the landscape for political activities and free expression
- Basics of lobbying regulation and issues in the new political advocacy environment
- Charity or not-for-profit changes featured in the 2019 Federal Budget
- Journalism as a non-profit or charitable purpose
- Best practices for what directors need to consider and policies which should be in place to balance a charity’s freedom of expression with individual members’ rights
- Update from a CRA Charities Directorate representative
Winnipeg lawyer Florence Carey, treasurer and member of the Executive Committee for the National Charity and Not-For-Profit Law Section, will co-chair the symposium. MLT Aikins is pleased to support the event as refreshment sponsor.
This event is eligible for CPD credits.
Online webcast is available for those located outside the Greater Toronto Area. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.