In the belief that he was displaying his finest progressive, feminist credentials, Justin Trudeau announced, during the 2021 federal election, that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will be requested to remove the charitable status of Pregnancy Help Centres if they provide “misinformation”. Trudeau apparently didn’t realize what a kettle of fish he had fallen into with such a policy.
Trudeau’s side kick, Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, was, apparently, just as much in the dark as Trudeau when she stated in the House of Commons on December 2, 2022:
Given this generosity and other tax privileges provided to charities, organizations that choose to register as charities are required to follow a particular set of rules set out in the Income Tax Act. These rules [are] primarily designed to ensure that donated funds are used for charitable purposes, protecting public trust in the charitable sector as a whole. All registered charities are required to ensure that the information that they provide is accurate and evidence-based, and are prohibited from disseminating information that is false or misleading. (Emphasis ours)