May 23, 2018

EXPOSED: Environmental charities are breaking Canadian tax laws — but Trudeau suspends the audits

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

We’ve got freedom of speech in Canada. But there are some people who don't, because they voluntarily give up some freedom of expression, in exchange for receiving special privileges in society.

A judge is an obvious example. And so are registered charities, who are tax exempt under the Income Tax Act, and who have the power to issue tax receipts to their donors.

And we all agree to that, if you’re doing something for the public good. Something for which there is no opposite point of view, for example, like running a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter, or training seeing eye dogs.

Tonight I'll walk you through the relevant rules according to the Canada Revenue Agency. For example:

The courts have determined political purposes to be those that seek to:

* further the interests of a particular political party; or support a political party or candidate for public office
* retain, oppose, or change the law, policy, or decision of any level of government in Canada or a foreign country

Now: have you heard the new radio ads calling on the federal government to cancel its plans to bail out Kinder Morgan's pipeline and oil tanker project?

The ads are run by the Western Canada Wilderness Committee. A registered charity, according to the Canada Revenue Agency.

This isn't a one-off example, either, as I'll show you.

A few years ago, I brought this law-breaking to the attention of the public — and of the CRA. And dozens of illegal charity scams were investigated.

And they failed their audits. I mean, of course. I read you the law.

But look at this:

"National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier "has asked the CRA to suspend all action in relation to the remaining audits and objections that were part of the Political Activities Audit Program, initiated in 2012," a release Thursday said. A spokesperson for the minister, Chloe Luciani-Girouard, said Thursday's suspension affects 12 audits, of which seven have resulted in an intention to revoke charitable status.”

And so: they’re back at it.

By the way, each of the charities I’ve told you about tonight takes funding from foreign anti-oil lobby groups.

That’s Justin Trudeau’s Canada...

NEXT: Lorne Gunter, Edmonton Sun Senior Columnist, explains why he says Trudeau is taking "the easy way out" on the Trans Mountain pipeline.

THEN: Andrew McCarthy, a former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney and a contributing editor at National Review, comes on to reveal the real origins of the Trump "collusion" story. 

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2018-05-28 21:54:06 -0400
I’m a Canadian visiting in the Caribbean Islands – and people here pity me for being a Canadian with the Liberal, globalist, feminist, people kind, diverse, anti-Israel, carbon tax, anti business, pro-illegals, pro-open borders, balance itself budget, pro-UN, virtue-signalling, no-clue, dishonest, incompetent, self-serving government we have. I couldn’t disagree.
commented 2018-05-24 15:10:08 -0400
One law for us. No laws for Jihadi Justin and affiliates………..!
commented 2018-05-24 09:43:11 -0400
Drew Wakariuk said," The only good part of Justin being PM is that the left will suffer from his stupidity as well. "
Drew, Canadian lefties aren’t that bright sometimes. A friend got back his 1st quarter investment results back. When he saw that he made 0%; he went and saw his Canadian Investment Expert and asked what the problem is? The expert said," It is Trump’s fault, we never know what he will do."

I said to my friend, “How can it be Trump’s fault when Trump’s stock market (USA) made 32% recently ?” My friend replied, “My Investment guy is an expert; he knows more than you.”
commented 2018-05-24 02:54:30 -0400
Justin and his MASTER Gerald are both twerps.
commented 2018-05-24 02:39:31 -0400
The only good part of Justin being PM is that the left will suffer from his stupidity as well.
commented 2018-05-24 02:38:31 -0400
NDP Sucks that is the action of a dictator pure and simple.
commented 2018-05-24 02:37:18 -0400
NDP Sucks, Thanks for Ezra’s link. Very depressing and unjustified to ban The Rebel on Facebook, but expected.

Liza Rosie, Great common sense interview with Bret Wilson. I have already forwarded it.
I can’t believe that I am cheering for Notley; those Green slobs have to be taught that they need Fuel also.
commented 2018-05-24 02:23:36 -0400
That Trump russia collusion story just won’t go away.
commented 2018-05-24 01:36:47 -0400
Brett Wilson: Turning off B.C.‘s energy taps not a question of ’if,’ but ‘when’

Calls Justin the ‘King of Socks’.
commented 2018-05-24 00:54:44 -0400
It’s de ja vu all over again. Dad Trudeau’s liberals were just as corrupt. So were Liberals after him. When will people realize that the Libranos are the party of sleeze?
commented 2018-05-24 00:52:17 -0400
Re: Facebook censoring The Rebel. If Trudeau wants to run a Dictatorship things can get dangerous for both sides.
Check out this 2 min. video where the Mayor of a City in Central Greece showed constant disrespect to the people.
commented 2018-05-24 00:37:56 -0400
“Its like we’re living in Atlas Shrugged” Boy Lorne, you can say that again! We’re living in crazy land.

At this point I don’t want Kinder Morgan to stick around. Not because of a bribe we are going to have to pay for. They don’t need our money, they need government to get the heck out of the way. Why drag this out? Notley and Justin are making the most of the situation by trying to make it look like they are doing everything possible to get the thing through. If (when) Kinder Morgan finally says see ya later, they can say they tried. Horgan is an idiot. He has play doh between the ears. Nothing good will happen until we clean out these treasonous rats. Looters as Aynd Rand calls them.

Maybe its time for Kinder Morgan to pull a John Galt.
commented 2018-05-24 00:00:40 -0400
Is Gerald Butts an environmental plant in the Canadian government currently paid for by the Tides Foundation? Is there a reporter looking into it? Probably no and no. Butts is smart enough not to do number 2 where he eats and most Canadian reporters only do number 2 to make money to eat. But if it were true It wouldn’t surprise me one bit. The second Trudeau is voted out Butts will be back at the tax free environmental foundation slop bucket.
commented 2018-05-23 23:56:42 -0400
What can you say about Trudeau’s government? It makes Chrétien look good. I just hope people find out and reduce them to last
commented 2018-05-23 23:25:10 -0400
How is Trudeau not obstructing justice?
commented 2018-05-23 22:39:46 -0400
That’s Justin Trudeau’s Canada…

It was happening under the Harper government and he did nothing about it. I told him many times to get after these tree hugger eco terrorists outfits, shut them down and stop the foreign money from coming into the country that funds them. Scheer will do nothing about it either, and they want me to support them. Not gona happen.
commented 2018-05-23 22:36:41 -0400
Re: Letting Crooked Charities get unquestionably involved in Politics.
National Minister Diane Lebouthillier looks like she is a perfect fit in the most incompetent Cabinet in Canada’s History.

I remember Harper starting these charity investigations after pressure from resource companies and I believe Sun News.
The question is : Why is the Opposition Party and the NDP not doing something on what appears to be an Illegal change in the law.
The lowly NDP is also in water up to their neck; they have to do something soon or they may be in danger of losing their Party Status in 2019.
I guess it’s true that Trudeau’s two most productive Parliamentarians are Jagmeet Singh and Andrew Scheer.
commented 2018-05-23 21:54:45 -0400
What they don’t realize is we’re just cleaning up a mess. It’s seeping out of the Athabaska river. It’s in the ground. Environmental. We’re doing them a favour They should love us. We’ve been blessed with an opportunity
commented 2018-05-23 21:46:33 -0400
With respect to the decision to suspend the enforcement of the Tax act and suspend prosecution of several environmental charities, remember that it was the recommendation of an ‘independent’ panel. Did you look at who was on that panel? Butts set up the panel consisting of organisations being investigated. How transparent
commented 2018-05-23 21:28:16 -0400
- Trudeau has been the figurehead at the front of the most corrupt & incompetent government Canada has ever seen. The actual leader of the party, Gerald Butts, was with the WWF. Is it any wonder that the ethics challenged Liberals are going to go out of their way to allow these fake charities to operate? Birds of a feather.

- The Liberals are trying to make it look like the pipeline scandal is not their doing. It is completely their doing. No corporate welfare was needed until they bungled this. They want to kill Canada’s energy sector but they don’t want to be held responsible for it. (BTW Trump is Great.)

- The ongoing Mueller witch hunt may end up with several members of the previous Obama administration going to jail. The American people themselves may be getting sick of Mueller.
commented 2018-05-23 21:09:24 -0400
Off Topic

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Video description:
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commented 2018-05-23 21:03:26 -0400
It’s not surprising this government cancelled audits and didn’t follow through on decision to revoke charitable status for those who violated the law. Clearly another example of their shady dealings and willingness to set aside laws for those who are in the government’s favour, or serving in the government itself. (Trudeau’s ethics violations)

Great interviews Ezra.
Lorne Gunter’s theory of how the government will proceed is certainly a possibility.
Andrew McCarthy adds a compelling perspective, and, explains things very well. I’m going to look up his latest article in the National Review.
commented 2018-05-23 20:53:22 -0400
This just proves that Trudeau is lying when he says he supports KM, otherwise he would threaten their charity status for using tax dollars to attack a project that is officially supported by the taxpayer (Liberal government). I’m convinced Trudeau doesn’t care that his lies are obvious, only that they are religiously swallowed by enough voters to assure his ongoing reign.
Too many Canadians are blind to the corruption (thanks to Justin’s toadies in the MSM).
commented 2018-05-23 20:45:37 -0400
Ezra, Alberta/Sask do not need to enact laws to restrict Kinder Morgan oil flow. What if Kinder Morgan, which has a 50 year old pipeline, decided to do a safety/security evaluation of it’s original pipeline. This safety shutdown could take 6-12 months to properly evaluate the integrity of the current pipeline. Unfortunately it might restrict the flow to BC. There should be no pushback from BC (as thier gas prices hit $3-4 per litre) because safety is paramount to BC politicians.
Who would fault a company for making safety thier primary goal?
commented 2018-05-23 20:44:40 -0400

trudeau should have been thrown on the carpet about 2 years ago…figuratively speaking of course….