Atheism as a religion? Church of Atheism of Central Canada


In Church of Atheism of Central Canada v Canada (National Revenue) 2019 FCA 296 (CanLII), the Federal Court of Appeal heard an appeal against the refusal of the Minister of National Revenue to register the Church as a charity under the Income Tax Act 1985. The Church is incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act 2009:

“to preach Atheism through charitable activities, in the City of Ottawa, the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, and whichever province shall from time to time be designated as part of Central Canada by the By-Laws.” [1-2] Continue reading