Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a Mandate Letter to Ms. Lebouthillier, the Minister of National Revenue, asking her to work with the Minister of Finance to modernize the legislation governing the charitable sector.
In the letter it reads: “Allow charities to do their work on behalf of Canadians free from political harassment, and modernize the rules governing the charitable and not-for-profit sectors, working with the Minister of Finance. This will include clarifying the rules governing “political activity,” with an understanding that charities make an important contribution to public debate and public policy. A new legislative framework to strengthen the sector will emerge from this process. This should also include work with the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development to develop a Social Finance and Social Enterprise strategy.”