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Petition to Revoke Scientology Tax Status in Quebec

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:44 pm
by Intelligence ... -in-quebec

•Petitioning Revenue Quebec, Minister of Finance and Economy, Mr. Nicolas Marceau

Revenue Quebec, Minister of Finance and Economy, Mr. Nicolas Marceau: REVOKE all charitable Tax status exemptions of Scientology in Quebec

1. Petition by

Smart People Today
Scientology is not recognized in Canada as a religion and functions and operates as a 'for profit' corporate business venture that preys on Quebec citizens of little means. Scientology churches in each community, does not operate as a religion, church, or charity by depending on parishioner/members donations given willingly as each person can afford. Scientology sets strict fees for self-improvement course and must be paid before beginning course. Scientology also operates as a book store corporate venture and harasses members to purchase through telemarketing schemes and intimidation tactics to continue purchasing increasing volumes. Scientology is a convicted CRIMINAL organization in Canada for "Breach of Public Trust". Scientology's drug rehab, Narconon, in Trois-Riviers, was recently closed by the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services, and Scientology/Narconon is currently being investigated for exploitation of a handicap, discrimination, and reprisals, by the Quebec Human Rights Commission.
Scientology and Conservatives: is the government burying its head in the sand?

From Céline Hervieux-Payette in Politics, Social

Question period

Church of Scientology

Hon. Céline Hervieux-Payette: Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. On May 15, Le Devoir reported that the Church of Scientology was preparing for a major offensive in Canada. This pseudo-church seems obsessed with the idea of establishing itself in Canada in order to recruit new members. According to the president of Canada’s Church of Scientology, Yvette Shank, they hope to open another seven churches by the end of 2011 in Canada’s major cities, much like the one opened in downtown Quebec City in January 2010. They are looking to build in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Kitchener.

We know that the founder of the Church of Scientology was convicted of fraud by a French court in 1977; that in 1992, Toronto’s Church of Scientology was condemned by the Ontario Court of Justice for ordering some of its members to spy on government authorities, including Ontario’s police service and the Office of the Attorney General; and that in 2009, the two main branches of France’s Church of Scientology and seven of its leaders were prosecuted for organized fraud and illegally operating as a pharmacy, eventually paying hundreds of thousands of Euros in fines. How does your government intend to limit the growth of this movement and take appropriate measures to ensure that it does not receive any public funding or claim a federal property tax exemption and also ensure that it is never recognized as a charitable organization for tax credits under the Income Tax Act?



Now have printed hard copies to hit the streets at Montreal ORG and Quebec City ORG
to gather more signatures. Then, hope to meet again with Senator in Ottawa and the
Minister of Quebec Revenue in the Capital of Quebec, Quebec City.

YES -- signatures fron outside Canada are relevent. MOST of the Narconon clients were
from the USA and elsewhere.


Re: Petition to Revoke Scientology Tax Status in Quebec

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:12 am
by Don Carlo
Thanks, Intelligence. Vive le Québec Libre.

Re: Petition to Revoke Scientology Tax Status in Quebec

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:06 am
by Intelligence ... &sid=10860

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Re: Petition to Revoke Scientology Tax Status in Quebec

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:30 am
by I'mglib
Woo hoo, looks like IAS donations are not tax deductible in Canada. ... urt-battle

Today Canada, tomorrow the US????