[Foundation-l] [Wikinews-l] Proposal for the creation of a Wikinews foundation

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Thu Aug 23 00:46:14 UTC 2007

On 8/22/07, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> Anthony wrote:
> > My comments about freedom of press in the US were questions, hence the
> > question marks.  One link I found to kind of answer the question was
> > Reporters Without Borders freedom of the press index.
> > http://www.rsf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=639  Canada stuck out
> > from that list in my mind because I had heard they had liberal
> > non-profit organization laws.
> Speaking as a Canadian, also as a person with no interest in involving
> himself with Wikinews I can confirm some of this.  Getting a corporation
> set up as a federal non-profit is still a lot of work, and does require
> detailed annual reporting.  For Canadian residents there is effectively
> a tax credit of about 50% of combined annual charitable contributions
> over $200, but that doen't do much for non-residents. It is not
> meaninglessly buried in itemized deductions, as would be the case in the
> US.  I'm not too sure what you meant by "liberal non-profit organization
> laws."
Well, the main one I was thinking of was that I've heard that Canadian
charities are less subject to losing their charity status for engaging
in business-like activities.  I have absolutely no clue how true that
is, though, because I know virtually nothing about Canadian
corporation or tax laws.

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