United Church of Canada—Charitable Status and Political ActivitiesPublished on 27 June 2012 Hansard and Statements by Senator Jim Munson
Hon. Jim Munson:
Honourable senators, my question is to the Leader of the Government in the Senate. The Conservative government has been engaged in ‘charity chill.’ They have been waging war on charities that work for social housing, poverty reduction and the environment.
Now comes the latest attack, this time on churches, in particular the United Church of Canada. It seems the church should be paying more attention to its religious work. It allocates only 2 per cent of its resources for political activity. That is well below the allowable 10 per cent.
This government has no place in the pews of the United Church of Canada. Why is the government attacking an organization which is following the tax rules?