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Episode 5: Political Activity Audits

Episode 5: Political Activity Audits

In May 2015, three Canada Revenue Agency auditors showed up at the Sierra Club Canada's door to audit it. They suspected that a group known for nature walks and environmental protection was engaged in "political activity". At stake was the future of the organization. On this month's episode, we explore the intersection between charities and the tax law. We ask whether the prohibition banning charities from engaging in  "political activity" is outdated and susceptible to abuse. Ultimately, we question what it means to be a charity and ask what do we envision their purpose to be in Canadian society. 

Music: Biggy, Warpaint; Native Speaker, Braids; Dauwd, Shimmer; Native Speaker, Lemonade; Chronixx, Here Comes Trouble.