Information shared during the webinar: Colonialism Is not Charity
International Cash Conduits and Real Estate Empires: A Case Study in Canadian Philanthropic Crime by Miles Howe and Paul Sylvestre in the Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime, November 8, 2022
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Letters You Can Write to CRA
You can also contact Canada Revenue Agency directly (phone likely is best):
Take one minute to write a letter to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
Ask the CRA to stop granting tax receipts for donations to a host of settler, military and racist organizations.
The racist extremists in the new far-right Israeli government have long benefited from Canadian taxpayer subsidized donations.
Recently Khaled Mouammar and Rabbi David Mivasair submitted a detailed complaint to the CRA concerning Ne’eman Foundation Canada.
Just Peace Advocates, the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and others have worked to pressure the Canada Revenue Agency to apply its own rules and stop registered charities from funding West Bank settlements, racist organizations and the Israeli military.
Demand CRA audit the charitable status of Ne’eman Foundation Canada, which funds organizations promoting West Bank settlements, racist policies and the Israeli military.
This is not the first such complaint:
- A separate complaint has been filed asking the CRA to investigate a Canadian charity acting as a conduit for Ir David (Elad).
- In December a complaint was filed regarding funds being sent by a Canadian charity to Regavim, a far-right Israeli settler group.
- In 2021, a complaint was submitted to the CRA in regard to support by the Canada Zionist Cultural Association of the Israeli military.
Canadian Taxpayers should not be subsiding settler colonialism and its military.
Charitable donations may be the most significant Canadian contribution to Palestinian dispossession.