Saved at the Internet Archive so you can visit without giving Rebel News any clicks, here's Rebel News oil patch screech harpy and troll looking for a better bridge to live under Sheila Gunn Reid, seemingly encouraging donors to play games with Canada Revenue Agency regulations related to registered charities and tax receipts:
As it turns out, I wrote a short piece on this puzzling promotion about a month ago, so go read that to get up to speed ... I'll wait.
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Now, I am not a tax lawyer, but it seems just the teensiest bit questionable to be trying to do an end-run around black-and-white CRA law regarding who is and is not allowed to dispense charitable tax receipts by funneling donations through someone else's registered charity. And it seems even weirder to be bragging about promoting that sort of behaviour online that publicly.
If there are any actual lawyery types out there who have an opinion, the comments section is open.
BONUS TRACK: The fine folks at Rebel News seem to not be the slightest bit concerned about the somewhat odd way they're collecting donations and promising charitable tax receipts:
So, the way one reads this, you can donate to Rebel News' "Fight the Fines" campaign, but since Rebel News is not a registered charity under Canada Revenue Agency regulations, you would not be eligible for a tax receipt, but no worries as Rebel will simply turn that money over to "The Democracy Fund" (who is a registered charity and can issue tax receipts), at which time The Democracy Fund will ... well, I'm not sure ... simply give the money back to Rebel News to pay the lawyers?
I have no clue what the above means, but it just looks weird. If you want to weigh in, lines are open.
HMMMMMMMM ... An anonymous tipster directs me to this site related to Canadian charity law, specifically this little nugget:
Interestinger and interestinger ...