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e-1999 (Income tax system)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by David Mivasair from Hamilton, Ontario, on January 9, 2019, at 11:53 a.m. (EDT)
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Charitable organizations
Income tax
Jewish National Fund of Canada
Presented to the House of Commons

Petition to the Minister of National Revenue

Whereas:
  • The Jewish National Fund (JNF)—whose branch, JNF Canada, is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency—engages in discriminatory practices as its landholdings are chartered for exclusively Jewish ownership, lease, and benefit, as noted by the United Nations, the US State Department, a former attorney general of Israel, and the JNF itself;
  • Evidence strongly indicates that JNF Canada violates the Income Tax Act, common law, and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) policy guidance CG-002 as it supports a foreign army through the building of roads, training facilities, and other infrastructure that is either entirely or primarily for the benefit of the Israel Defence Forces;
  • JNF Canada violates Canadian and international law by enabling physical changes within Occupied Territory, thereby helping Israel effectively annex land within Occupied Territory, and in the case of East Jerusalem, deepen control over land already annexed illegally. Notably, the JNF Canada-funded Canada Park was built on the lands of three Palestinian villages destroyed following the 1967 war in direct violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention;
  • JNF Canada materials depict the Occupied Territory as part of Israel, a representation that runs contrary to Canadian foreign policy and international law.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of National Revenue to revoke JNF Canada’s charitable status if found to be in violation of the Income Tax Act and CRA guidelines and policies.
Petition presented to the House of Commons on May 15, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03777)
Government response tabled on
Open for signature : January 9, 2019, at 11:53 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 9, 2019, at 11:53 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
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Alberta
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British Columbia
767
Manitoba
144
New Brunswick
27
Newfoundland and Labrador
31
Northwest Territories
2
Nova Scotia
102
Ontario
1689
Prince Edward Island
11
Quebec
426
Saskatchewan
44
Yukon
4
Other Countries
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