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Administration and Finance Committee

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1267
Date
1988 May 9-11
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1988 May 9-11
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. E.H. Gisher
Seconder
Mr. A.Y. Goss
Text
That this National Executive Council reiterate its support for the "Give and Take" tax proposals developed by the National Voluntary Organizations, and that the Minister of Finance of the Government of Canada be asked to implement the tax credit portion of the proposal, in addition to the removal of the $100 standard deduction already implemented. CARRIED
Subjects
Charities - Law and legislation - Canada
Taxation - Canada
Taxation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Administration and Finance Committee Report

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Date
1978 May 10-12
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1978 May 10-12
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. D.R. Smith
Seconder
Rt. Rev. F.R. Gartrell
Text
That the following recommendations of the Administration and Finance Committee be received and approved:
(a) That National Executive Council issue a statement that, while it recognizes that the government has a right and obligation to enforce the terms of the Income Tax Act and other statutes, it protests the increasing involvement of the government in the legitimate activities of Canadian charities, and points out that the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada has made a practice of publishing its annual statistics and financial statements.
(b) That National Executive Council request the Canadian Council of Churches to initiate discussions with the Government of Canada leading to amendments to the sections of the Income Tax Act which place unreasonable restrictions on the expenditure of the funds of registered charities for charitable purposes outside Canada.
(c) That National Executive Council affirm the statement sent by the General Secretary of General Synod to the Prime Minister and Leaders of the Opposition Parties in response to the Revenue Canada Information Circular 78-3, Registered Charities: Political Objects and Activities.
(d) That National Executive Council request that Information Circular 78-3 of the Department of National Revenue, now withdrawn, be not replaced by a Circular which has a similar effect;
but that, if it is the avowed intent of the Department to issue a revised Information Circular 78-3, the Minister of National Revenue be asked to ensure that consultation takes place between representatives of his Department and of the national Churches, as well as of other major charitable organizations before such revision is completed.
(e) That National Executive Council request the Canadian Council of Churches to consult with other religious bodies to raise the issue of religious bodies being described in the Income Tax Act as "charitable organizations." CARRIED
Subjects
Charities - Law and legislation - Canada
Taxation - Canada
Taxation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Revenue Canada
Church and state - Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Statistics
Canadian Council of Churches
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Bishops Oppose Goods and Services Tax, Call for Progressive Tax Policy

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Date
1990 February 9
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1990 February 9
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Mississauga -- The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada makes the following statement concerning the Goods and Services Tax (GST) based on the scriptural principle: "Much is required from the person to whom much is given; much more is required from the person to whom much more is given." (Luke 12:48)
The bishops reaffirm their statement of October 1989 on taxation policy:
That this House of Bishops, out of concern for the more vulnerable members of society, affirm the principle of progressive taxation, whereby those with greater wealth pay a higher proportionate amount of taxes than those with lesser means, and oppose the principle of regressive taxation, whereby those of lesser means are required to pay the same percentage tax as the wealthiest income earners...
Consequently the bishops oppose the proposed GST legislation because we believe the poor will pay a disproportionately large amount of their income; and the reverse will be true for affluent people.
We ask the Government of Canada to consider alternatives that, in our view, are more just, such as:
1. making personal income tax more progressive;
2. instituting a corporate income tax based on ability to pay;
3. considering an annual tax on net wealth such as is used in most European countries;
4. reconsidering its position on inheritance tax.
Notes
For further information, contact: Doug Tindal, Director of Communications, (416) 924-9192 (bus.), (416) 335-8349 (res.)
Subjects
Goods and services tax - Canada
Taxation - Canada
Taxation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada reviews
Economic justice - Canada
Economic justice - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
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Building on strength : improving governance and accountability in Canada's voluntary sector : final report

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Publication Date
1999
Material Type
Book
Location
U. of T. Libraries
Call Number
HD 62.6 P3B8 1999
Corporate Author
Panel on Accountability and Governance in the Voluntary Sector
Place
[Ottawa ON]
Publisher
Voluntary Sector Roundtable
Publication Date
1999
Physical_Description
xi, 121 p. ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"February 1999".
Chair of the Panel on Accountability and Governance in the Voluntary Sector: Ed Broadbent.
Contents divided into divided into two main parts: Part I: Looking to the Sector -- Part II: Looking to Governments.
Contents: Message from the Chair / Ed Broadbent -- Executive Summary and Principal Recommendations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The First Step Toward Better Accountability: Building Capacity -- Organizational Governance and Stewardship -- Program Outcomes -- Fundraising -- Access to the Federal Tax System -- A New Voluntary Sector Commission -- Regulation of Financial Management -- The Legal Framework -- Conclusion: Building on Strength -- Summary of Proposals: Addressing Different Audiences -- Notes -- Appendix I : The Consultation Process -- Appendix II : Tools for Better Governance and Accountability -- Appendix III : Biographical Notes on the Panel Members -- Glossary.
The Anglican Church of Canada i.e. General Synod, the Anglican Diocese of Toronto and the Anglican Diocese of Ontario all submitted briefs to the Panel.
Printed from Internet web site
Added Entry
Voluntary Sector Roundtable
Broadbent, Ed (John Edward), 1936-
Subjects
Charities - Canada - Management
Nonprofit organizations - Canada - Management
Volunteers - Canada
Management - Religious aspects - Christianity
Business - Religious aspects - Christianity
Church and state - Canada
Taxation - Canada
Fund raising - Canada
Call Number
HD 62.6 P3B8 1999
Copies
2 copies
Location
U. of T. Libraries
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Congregations benefit communities

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Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 May
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 May
Volume
143
Issue
5
Page
1, 13
Notes
"Faith communities should feel confident about their dollars-and-cents contributions to society in the face of a growing movement to eliminate their tax-free status, attendees at a Toronto interfaith forum heard March 11 [2017]" (p. 1). Mike Wood Daly, research lead at the Halo Canada Project, spoke "at Exploring Sacred Space: Regenerating Places of Faith, the annual forum of Faith and the Common Good, a national interfaith organization. Since 2015, the Halo Canada Project, funded by a range of faith-based organizations, including the Anglican diocese of Toronto, has been attempting to gauge the measurable impact faith communities can bring in the form of everything from community garden plots to counselling services. An initial pilot study looked at 10 Toronto congregations -- 8 Protestant and two Muslim; since then, the study has been widened to cover 25 congregations of various faith traditions. The pilot study found a total 'halo effect' of $45 million per year for the 10 congregations -- a considerable sum, Wood Daly said, given these 10 make up only a small fraction of Toronto's faith communities" (p. 1, 13). "Halo then looked at how governments would benefit if faith communities were taxed, and found that this amounted to only a fraction of the financial benefit they bring" (p. 13).
Subjects
Halo Canada Project
Wood Daly, Mike
Nonprofit organizations - Taxation - Law and legislation - Canada
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations - Taxation - Canada
Taxation - Canada
Taxation - Religious aspects
Taxation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Correspondence - Canadian Tax System

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Date
1991 November 4-10
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1991 November 4-10
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Bays
Seconder
Bishop Hannen
Prologue
That action be taken on the correspondence as follows:
Text
That the Secretary of the House of Bishops should send a letter of thanks to the Diocese of Rupert's Land with the assurance that the Canadian tax system would be an on-going concern of this House. CARRIED
Subjects
Taxation - Canada
Taxation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Economic justice - Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Rupert's Land
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Fighting City Hall: the church tax exemption battle between the city and the diocese of Victoria, 1896-1923

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Author
McNally, Vincent J. (Vincent Joseph), 1943-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society
Date
1992 October
Author
McNally, Vincent J. (Vincent Joseph), 1943-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society
Date
1992 October
Volume
34
Issue
2
Page
[149]-172
Notes
"'To tax and to please, no more than to love and be wise, is not given to men'. Edmund Burke's insight would not have been lost on Alexander MacDonald, the eighth (1909-1923) Roman Catholic Bishop of Victoria, who fought and won an historic tax battle against the City of Victoria. Yet while the tax exemption victory benefited all the churches in British Columbia, only the Catholic church contributed financially to the costly legal battle, which, when coupled with MacDonald's financial incompetence, reduced the Diocese to near bankruptcy and led to his own removal. The affair also demonstrated that public opinion in Victoria was largely indifferent and sometimes hostile towards organized religion which most citizens believed had no right to tax exemptions" (p. [149]). "Was Alexander MacDonald a victor,a victim, or a fool ? Certainly he was the key participant in the tax battle that provided site exemptions to the churches of British Columbia. He demonstrated that city hall need not always have the last word. On the other hand, he seriously lacked administrative skills and was unwilling to seek out and, when he did, to listen to the guidance of those who might have helped him to make sounder decisions regarding Diocesan finances. Rome's handling of his case definitely seemed highhanded. The distant Vatican had long ignored the problem and when they did decide to deal with it, they used spurious charges rather than those that would at least have been just: namely, that Bishop MacDonald was an incompetent administrator. The incident did show that most of the major churches in Victoria could cooperate, however grudgingly, at least when their wallets were at issue. Although their support would probably have been far greater if MacDonald had been more the persecuted Bishop and less the incompetent land speculator" (p. 165).
Subjects
Catholic Church. Diocese of Victoria (B.C.) - History
Catholic Church. Diocese of Victoria (B.C.) - Finance
MacDonald, Alexander, 1858-1941
Taxation - Canada
Taxation - Religious aspects - Christianity
Taxation - Religious aspects - Catholic Church
Church property - Taxation - Canada - History
Church and state - Canada - History
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Funding Strategy Unit

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Date
1982 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1982 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Rev. M.L. Karabelas
Seconder
Mr. E.H. Fisher
Prologue
The Rev. Michael Rolph introduced Mr. Ian Morrison, Chairman of the NVO - National Voluntary Organizations. The NVO coalition consists of approximately 130 groups.
Mr. Morrison explained the Give and Take concept of taxation. The Income Tax Act, at present, is giving no incentive to give to charities, fewer people are giving more.
The Give and Take concept proposed that in lieu of $100 allowed automatically, that receipts to charities be saved and 50% of the total amount could be deducted from the amount of Income Tax a person would have to pay.
Graphs were shown to demonstrate the levels of income/person/giving ratio.
Text
That the National Executive Council endorse the "Give and Take" proposal of the National Voluntary Organizations and that such endorsement be reported to the National Voluntary Organizations' Committee, to the Church, and to the Minister of Finance. CARRIED
Subjects
Charities - Canada
Taxation - Canada
Taxation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
National Voluntary Organizations (NVO)
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Goods and Services Tax

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Date
1989 October
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1989 October
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Lackey
Seconder
Archbishop Bothwell
Text
That this House of Bishops, out of concern for the more vulnerable members of society, affirm the principle of progressive taxation, whereby those with greater wealth pay a higher proportionate amount of taxes than those with lesser means, and oppose the principle of regressive taxation, whereby those of lesser means are required to pay the same percentage tax as the wealthiest income earners, and that the Economic Justice staff of the Public Social Responsibility Unit be asked to prepare a position paper for this House of Bishops on the Goods and Services Tax for consideration at its next meeting. CARRIED
Subjects
Goods and services tax - Canada
Taxation - Canada
Taxation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Economic justice - Canada
Economic justice - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Public Social Responsibility Unit
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Goods and Services Tax

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Date
1990 February 5-9
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1990 February 5-9
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Brown
Seconder
Bishop Hatton
Prologue
The Primate reminded the House of the motion passed at the October, 1989 meeting of the House in which it was requested that the Economic Justice staff of the Public Social Responsibility Unit be asked to prepare a position paper for this House on the Goods and Services Tax for consideration at this meeting.
Mr. David Pollock, Economic Justice Consultant, and Mr. John Dillon of GATT-FLY said that they have analyzed the Goods and Services Tax and found it to be a regressive tax.
The Public Social Responsibility Unit met in January, 1990 and passed a resolution condemning the GST. The Anglican Church has joined with other organizations to mount a publicity campaign to reject it. A further resolution has been forwarded to the Program Committee for its October, 1990 meeting, for an educational session on tax policy in general, with a view to investigating the feasibility of establishing a `wealth tax' in Canada.
Mr. Dillon described four types of taxes in the light of the above resolution: Income tax; Wealth tax; Sales tax; Corporate tax.
He distributed information regarding progressive and regressive taxes, and responded to questions.
Text
That this House accept the statement entitled "Bishops Oppose Goods and Services Tax", and
That this statement be released to the press. CARRIED
Notes
APPENDIX D
BISHOPS OPPOSE GOODS AND SERVICES TAX AND CALL FOR PROGRESSIVE TAX POLICY
MISSISSAUGA, February 9, 1990 -- The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada makes the following statement concerning the Goods and Services Tax (GST) based on the scriptural principle: "Much is required from the person to whom much is given; much more is required from the person to whom much more is given." (Luke 12:48)
The bishops reaffirm their statement of October 1989 on taxation policy:
"That this House of Bishops, out of concern for the more vulnerable members of society, affirm the principle of progressive taxation, whereby those with greater wealth pay a higher proportionate amount of taxes than those with lesser means, and oppose the principle of regressive taxation, whereby those of lesser means are required to pay the same percentage tax as the wealthiest income earners..."
Consequently, the bishops oppose the proposed GST legislation because they believe the poor will pay a disproportionately large amount of their income; and the reverse will be true for affluent people.
We ask the Government of Canada to consider alternatives that, in our view, are more just, such as:
1. making personal income tax more progressive;
2. instituting a corporate income tax based on ability to pay;
3. considering an annual tax on net wealth, such as is used in most European countries; and
4. reconsidering its position on inheritance tax.
Subjects
Goods and services tax - Canada
Taxation - Canada
Taxation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada. Public Social Responsibility Unit
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