22 September 2015 (Toronto, ON) – Today, leading Canadian organizations have released a new summary of the federal party positions on protecting Canadian charities. This initiative is to protect charities and the voices of Canadians they represent and to encourage federal party leaders to establish new legal and policy protection that enables charities to participate more fully in public policy discussions.
In February, letters were sent to all federal political parties in Canada asking them to “make a commitment to preserving and enhancing this role by strongly supporting a new legal and policy direction that enhances and protects the ability of registered charities to participate in public policy debates.”
Formal replies have now been received from the Green, Liberal and New Democratic Parties, as well as a media comment from the Conservative Party, and are now summarized in a new comparison fact sheet. The Bloc Québécois did not reply.