Attendance at a political fundraising dinner

Policy commentary

Release date
February 6, 1990

Reference number
CPC-001

Subject

Partisan political activities - Whether the attendance by a registered charity official at a political fundraising dinner is considered a partisan political activity

Purpose

To clarify the Directorate's policy regarding partisan political activities in the case of a fundraising dinner for a politician.

Definitions

Resources:  Includes human, material and financial resources

Commentary

The attendance by registered charity officials, in their official capacity, at a fundraising dinner for a politician is not acceptable because it conveys the impression of partisan political activity by a registered charity. Registered charities are not permitted to carry on partisan political activities. Therefore, they cannot devote any resources to such activities.

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