Canadian senator attacks Scientology's tax exemption in Quebec

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Translation of a French article published in the Saturday, May 10, 2014 edition of the daily Journal de Montréal:
En guerre contre la scientologie
At war against Scientology

by Isabelle Maher
Journal de Montréal
May 10, 2014

After TV commercials for the Church of Scientology aired on the Musique Plus specialty channel, Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette is attacking Scientology's tax status in Quebec. She does not hesitate to call the organization a cult.

"It's one thing to complain, but following through is something else," exclaims Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, summarizing her crusade against the Church of Scientology.

Last Friday, the 73-year-old Liberal senator and former federal cabinet minister met with the senior management of Bell Media, owner of Musique Plus, to obtain assurances that commercials for the Church of Scientology will no longer be shown.

"These commercials shouldn't be presented to young people, and management promised me they will no longer accept these commercials," said the senator, who is also making the same request to Montreal's three major newspapers.

"I'm seeking a commitment on your part to reject any form of advertising for the so-called Church of Scientology. Otherwise, I reserve the right to file a complaint with Advertising Standards Canada," she writes in a letter addressed to the Journal de Montréal's management.

"Quebec needs responsible broadcasters to serve a young and impressionable audience," she adds.

Céline Hervieux-Payette insists that she will "keep an eye open" on the activities of the Church of Scientology.

A few years ago, the senator complained to the Quebec government about the questionable practices of the Narconon Trois-Rivières drug rehab center, which was connected with the Church of Scientology. Narconon Trois-Rivières was forced to close its doors in 2012.

An investigation by the Quebec Human Rights Commission has revealed that "patients" were abused and financially exploited. Narconon has been ordered to compensate its victims, and its certification was denied by the Health Ministry.

The Church of Scientology is considered a cult in countries such as France, Belgium and Germany, but is recognized as a religion in the United States, Portugal and Venezuela.

In Canada, the National Revenue Ministry hasn't granted Scientology the status of a religion, but the Quebec government does recognize it as a "church."

"We're going to put our house in order," promises the senator, who wants to have the organization's tax status reviewed.

"Scientology is not a church or a non-profit organization. It's a money-printing machine that rakes in billions of dollars. Our governments have been too lax in the way they treat it," she believes.

In Quebec, the Church of Scientology is considered a church from a tax standpoint, so it can issue receipts for charitable donations and does not pay school or municipal taxes on the building it owns on Papineau Street in Montreal.

"If a thorough analysis had been done, Scientology would not have been granted the status of a church. Here is an opportunity for the Quebec government to find some of the money it is looking for," says the Liberal senator.
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Translation of a French article published in the Saturday, May 10, 2014 edition of the daily Journal de Montréal:
En guerre contre la scientologie

At war against Scientology

by Isabelle Maher
Journal de Montréal
May 10, 2014

After commercials for the Church of Scientology aired on the Musique Plus specialty channel, Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette is attacking Scientology's tax status in Quebec. She does not hesitate to call the organization a cult.

"It's one thing to complain, but following through is something else," exclaims Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, summarizing her crusade against the Church of Scientology.

Last Friday, the 73-year-old Liberal Senator and former cabinet minister met with the senior management of Bell Media, owner of Musique Plus, to obtain assurances that commercials for the Church of Scientology will no longer be shown.

"These commercial shouldn't be presented to young people, and management promised me they will no longer accept these commercials," said the senator, who is also making the same request to Montreal's three major newspapers.

"I'm seeking a commitment on your part to reject any form of advertising for the so-called Church of Scientology. Otherwise, I reserve the right to file a complaint with Advertising Standards Canada," she writes in a letter addressed to the Journal de Montréal's management.

"Quebec needs responsible broadcasters to serve a young and impressionable audience," she adds.

Céline Hervieux-Payette insists that she will "keep an eye open" on the activities of the Church of Scientology.

A few years ago, the senator complained to the Quebec government about the questionable practices of the Narconon Trois-Rivières drug rehab center, which was connected with the Church of Scientology. Narconon Trois-Rivières was forced to close its doors in 2012.

An investigation by the Quebec Human Rights Commission has revealed that "patients" were abused and financially exploited. Narconon has been ordered to compensate its victims, and its certification was denied by the Health Ministry.

The Church of Scientology is considered a cult in countries such as France, Belgium and Germany, but is recognized as a religion in the United States, Portugal and Venezuela.

In Canada, the National Revenue Ministry hasn't granted Scientology the status of a religion, but the Quebec government does recognize it as a "church."

"We're going to put our house in order," promises the senator, who wants to have the organization's tax status reviewed.

"Scientology is not a church or a non-profit organization. It's a money-printing machine that rakes in billions of dollars. Our governments have been too lax in the way they treat it," she believes.

In Quebec, the Church of Scientology Considered is considered a church from a tax standpoint, so it can issue receipts for charitable donations and does not pay school or municipal taxes on the building it owns on Papineau Street in Montreal.

"If a thorough analysis had been done, Scientology would not have been granted the status of a church. Here is an opportunity for the Quebec government to find some of the money it is looking for," says the Liberal senator.

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Yeah! Let the revocation of the tax exemption begin!

I could not agree more with Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette when she says, "...Our governments have been too lax in the way they treat it". There are broken lives, abuse after abuse, throughout the short pathetic bullying history of this cult. Hoodwinked governments and agencies have become impotent to the insane tactics of scientology, founded on and still run on the words of, L. Ron Hubbard.

Enough!
 
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Knows

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Shall we call this the "Golden Age of Removing Tax Exemption for the Church of Scientology". It is time! The game is so over! :happydance:
 

Intelligence

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I was disappointed not to make it to Flag Down as I was swamped with Human Rights Commission inquiries and meetings
with Lawyers in Montreal. The Senator's Office in Ottawa phoned, then Emailed asking, QUOTE: "As discussed, please send me
all documentation that you may have regarding Scientology ( judgment from human rights commission etc.)"


The ORGS in each Canada location has Tax Exemption in each Province for not Paying Property
or School Taxes. The COS in Canada does not have Federal Tax Exemptions.

I have visited this Senator's office in Ottawa twice and spoke to her directly on the phone.

Once a few of the closed door meetings/investigations (Human Rights Commission matter) are over in the next
few days/weeks, and some important decisions are in stone, I will post more.

I was just talking to a News Reporter a few minutes ago, QUOTE: "This Senator is a Liberal, and in Quebec, the Liberal Party was
voted in last month with a Majority government."
(More to come)

This Senator ROCKS!!!:happydance:


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betskand

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Shall we call this the "Golden Age of Removing Tax Exemption for the Church of Scientology". It is time! The game is so over! :happydance:

Well, we have to put it into Scientologese, so that would be GARTECS. That is one Golden Age I welcome...
 

guanoloco

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Here's the hilarious part:

Mistupid forces everyone to pay for primo real estate Ideal Orgs, even though they're empty coffins they are prime real estate, now, on top of being empty shells, their tax exemption will get revoked and they'll have to pay for the taxes on all those expensive buildings.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Mistupid, Chairman of the Bored-stiff.

All those empty thousands of square feet all straight up and vertical expansion of real estate taxes!!! Plus, and here's the mega-stupid, all of the properties have been lavishly improved!!!!
 

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http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=11883

CANADA WIRE SERVICE - Legal | Media Release

Media Release: Scientology in Canada slammed by Senator - tax victims angry

Following a news story published early this morning by Le Journal de Montréal, angry victims feel betrayed and conned by Scientology's drug rehab, Narconon Trois-Rivieres. "Bunch of scam artists", says one victim. Another said, "My parents didn't get any tax money or anything."

The Scientology drug rehab center in Quebec, Canada, marketed and promised patients that their non-profit Narconon program had Revenue Canada charitable tax status and receipts would be issued for the $23,000.00 program fees to claim on their income tax returns.

However, because Revenue Canada would not accept the claims due to the Federal government not recognizing Narconon as a "legitimate medical tax receipt," some patients were denied refunds or had to pay back thousands of dollars following a personal tax audit.

(...)

Shortly after the Senator's news story was published today, Narconon Trois-Rivieres victims began contacting the writer with angry stories of being scammed by Narconon's promise of tax deductible 'pie on the sky' empty promises.

Complaints have been filed with the Canada Competition Bureau and Revenue Canada, and a Federal forensic audit of Narconon Trois-Rivieres finances will be requested next week.
As a general rule, Narconon directors are not personally liable for the contracts of, or the actions or omissions of, the corporation that they serve because a corporation is considered to be a separate legal person at law.

However, there are exceptions to this general rule and there are many instances of directors' liability at common law, under federal and provincial statutes, and under the Civil Code of Québec. One Quebec lawyer commented last week that Narconon Trois-Rivieres executive directors 'could' be held Liable for situations where directors' own actions are tortious.

MORE HERE:

http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=11883

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Intelligence

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Picket/Protest was planned well ahead of the Senator'e News Story Today.:eyeroll:


Montreal Police NOTICE - Public Protest May 11, 2014

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[video=youtube;vNFVMg0u_wI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNFVMg0u_wI&feature=youtu.be[/video]

YouTube Video Published: May 11, 2014 - Following a Journal de Montreal report by Isabelle Maher on May 10, 2014, concerning Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette attacking Scientology's tax status in Quebec, protesters were in front of the Montreal Scientology building with a TAX THE CULT sign.

"It's one thing to complain, but following through is something else," exclaims Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, summarizing her crusade against the Church of Scientology. In Canada, the National Revenue Ministry hasn't granted Scientology the status of a religion, but the Quebec government does recognize it as a "church."

"We're going to put our house in order," promises the senator, who wants to have the organization's tax status reviewed.

Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette does not hesitate to call the organization a cult.

"Scientology is not a church or a non-profit organization. It's a money-printing machine that rakes in billions of dollars. Our governments have been too lax in the way they treat it," she believes.


In Quebec, the Church of Scientology Considered is considered a church from a tax standpoint, so it can issue receipts for charitable donations and does not pay school or municipal taxes on the building it owns on Papineau Street in Montreal.



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