Revenue Canada targets Steelworkers charity for political activities

Steelworkers’ president suggests outspoken critics of Harper government targeted by Revenue Canada

By Dean Beeby, CBC News Posted: Apr 12, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 12, 2015 5:38 AM ET

A union-backed charity that wants Canadian mining companies held accountable for overseas misdeeds is among the latest to be targeted by the Canada Revenue Agency for political activities.

The Steelworkers Humanity Fund Inc. is still awaiting a verdict from the agency, nine months after an auditor showed up at the Toronto office and hauled away several binders of sensitive material.

The fund, with about $1.3 million in annual revenues, has supported Canadian food banks and provided disaster relief abroad since its founding in 1985.

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