The editor of a Canadian faith magazine to MP John McKay,
“I have just received an official “reminder” from Canada Revenue that our charitable status may be in jeopardy because of too much “political advocacy” on the part of our publication, citing six different editorials and articles as evidence…”
“When I subsequently spoke with the editor, he told me that he had phoned Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), to ask which six articles were “offensive”. After a few days, and much searching, the CRA official was eventually able to find the impugned articles. If it was not so serious, the exchange would have had all the elements of a Monty Python sketch.
“If this was an isolated incident, it could potentially be ignored…”