The Canadian government offers charitable status to certain groups. That means they are not required to pay taxes, which gives them more money to use for their mission. But as Diane Watts of REAL (Realistic, Equal, Active, for Life) Women of Canada tells AFN, not all organizations qualify.
As part of their 2021 Liberal election platform, Forward. For Everyone., Canada's Liberal Party has reportedly included a "promise" to "no longer provide charity status to anti-abortion organizations (for example, Crisis Pregnancy Centres) that provide dishonest counselling to women about their rights and about the options available to them at all stages of the pregnancy."
"We as an organization don't have charitable status because we address the situation from a political perspective, and we engage politically," Watts relays. "The LGBT organizations, some of whom get government funding, they are accepted as charitable status organizations."
That, Watts explains, is because the government considers the homosexual and sexually confused to be an oppressed group.
Meanwhile, the abortion facilities in The Great White North are far outnumbered by pro-life pregnancy centers, whom abortion folks consider a threat.
"The federal government department of health had meetings with the Canada Revenue Agency in an effort to eliminate tax status of crisis pregnancy groups," Watts relays.
Since a law is needed to accomplish that, abortion lobby organizations are working with Liberal members of Parliament to do just that, because the pregnancy clinics are convincing women to carry their babies to term, which is interfering with the work of Canada's abortuaries.
REAL Women of Canada explains that revocation of charitable status means that the organization must be wound-up (closed down) so that its legal existence is ended. It means its property must be transferred to another registered charity, or the agency must pay a Revocation Tax. The Revocation Tax rate is equal to 100% of the value of all remaining assets once outstanding debts have been paid.