‘Preventing poverty’ not charitable in Canada

The Canada Revenue Agency has told Oxfam Canada that it can no longer try to prevent poverty, it can only alleviate poverty — because preventing poverty might benefit people who are not already poor.

— Toronto Star

via Tax agency says ‘preventing poverty’ not allowed as goal for charity | Toronto Star.

Also see our previous ‘Quick Quote’ from a couple of days ago: Canadian scrutiny of charities’ political activities

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