Archive for the ‘Philanthropy/Charitable Giving’ Category

Nobel Peace Prize’s Breach of Trust?

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Norwegian lawyer Fredrik Heffermehl thinks the Nobel Foundation has blatantly ignored the intentions of Alfred Nobel for his namesake Peace Prize. Nobel’s will stipulated that the prize be awarded to the ”most worthy champions of peace”. Specifically it should go to “the person who shall have done ...

Donations involving Private Company Shares & Real Estate

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The announcement in the 2015 Federal Budget that capital gains would be eliminated on donations involving private company shares and real estate was short on detail. As a result the measure, which would be effective beginning 2017, was not passed by Parliament. In mid-summer, the Department of Finance ...