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In late September, Leanne Burton was at her home office in Etobicoke, Ontario, when she first read the advisory committee on the charitable sector’s report on the disbursement quota. She was disappointed, but not surprised.
The committee, composed of top charity and foundation leaders, academics, lawyers and a few CRA bureaucrats — had not recommended that the government increase the disbursement quota — the rate at which foundations must redistribute their capital to charities.
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