The Liberal party, liberal media and liberal charities are still trying to sell a lie about how Conservatives were targeting their enemies using Canada Revenue Agency to conduct audits of certain charities.
So far, there’s no proof of that but that isn’t stopping a group of environmental charities from putting pressure on the Trudeau government to stop the audits that began under the Conservatives in 2012.
Why? Well, because there are rules in place regarding how much time and donated money can be devoted to strictly political activities. Considering that charities receive and can then extend to donors, certain benefits for their donations, it’s not unreasonable to expect that they should also have some responsibility to operate within the rules.
A snapshot of some of the issues that have been uncovered with audits so far reveal some very political activity ranging from supporting terrorist groups to no evidence that the charities actually did anything at all with the money they collected.
The information we received through an access to information request shows that there were 60 charities (out of 86,000 in Canada) that were identified to be audited in a four year period.
Does that sound like a political witch hunt as some charities claim, or due diligence of the kind that Canadian taxpayers should expect from their government?
How you answer that question will likely depend on whether or not you’ve been given the facts and the other side of the story, as I’ve just laid out here.