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

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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."

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WireService.ca Media Release (05/10/2014) - 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.

In this morning's, news story about Canada Liberal Senator, Céline Hervieux-Payette, she states:

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

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."

"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."

Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette is attacking Scientology's tax status in Quebec and she does not hesitate to call the organization a cult.

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.

A tort is a civil wrong recognized by courts even though it may not be contemplated under statute, and for which the injured party may seek damages. Directors are not personally liable for torts committed in a corporate context unless their conduct itself is tortious.

Although there is limited case law on the issue, particularly in the context of not-for-profit corporations, one possible instance of directors' con-duct constituting a tort is the case of negligent mismanagement.

Directors' personal liability in tort may arise where the directors fail to adequately supervise the hiring of Narconon employees and volunteers or to adequately monitor the conduct of such employees and volunteers in their work for the corporation

David Love

 


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Author: Mary McConnell
May 10, 2014
This is fantastic news!
Yes, this is fantastic news!! Thank you, David Love for informing us! Scientology in Canada going going DOWN!

Author: sick of the Scientology scam
May 10, 2014
NarCONOn
David Miscavige is the Chairman of the borad of Scientology. He is responsible for every death in his fake rehab and every dollar collected ends up in his bank account. Follow the money.

Author: PRenaud
May 12, 2014
$cientology is evil
$cientology is corrupt and rotten to it's core, thank you Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette for taking this criminal organization down on it's knees.

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