Political activism by charities
I was glad to see this quote in the news today from Devon Page, the Executive Director of Ecojustice:
"If we look to other parts of the world that have more liberal views on the roles that charities play in free and democratic society, they have a greater voice," said Devon Page, executive director of Ecojustice Canada.
"The current rules that we have should frankly be broadened."
Charities exist to protect the weak, to make change, and to advocate for good. In Canada our charities' hands are tied by archaic laws and accounting rules that severely limit what sorts of activities and causes are considered "charitable."