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e-1999 (Income tax system)

Initiated by David Mivasair from Hamilton, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Minister of National Revenue

  • The Jewish National Fund (JNF)—whose branch, JNF Canada, is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency—engages in discriminatory practices as its landholdings are chartered for exclusively Jewish ownership, lease, and benefit, as noted by the United Nations, the US State Department, a former attorney general of Israel, and the JNF itself;
  • Evidence strongly indicates that JNF Canada violates the Income Tax Act, common law, and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) policy guidance CG-002 as it supports a foreign army through the building of roads, training facilities, and other infrastructure that is either entirely or primarily for the benefit of the Israel Defence Forces;
  • JNF Canada violates Canadian and international law by enabling physical changes within Occupied Territory, thereby helping Israel effectively annex land within Occupied Territory, and in the case of East Jerusalem, deepen control over land already annexed illegally. Notably, the JNF Canada-funded Canada Park was built on the lands of three Palestinian villages destroyed following the 1967 war in direct violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention;
  • JNF Canada materials depict the Occupied Territory as part of Israel, a representation that runs contrary to Canadian foreign policy and international law.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of National Revenue to revoke JNF Canada’s charitable status if found to be in violation of the Income Tax Act and CRA guidelines and policies.
Government response tabled on July 17, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-54-09)
Open for signature
January 9, 2019, at 11:53 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 9, 2019, at 11:53 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke)
May 15, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03777)
Government response tabled
July 17, 2019
Photo - Pierre-Luc Dusseault
New Democratic Party Caucus