chapter  13
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Charity law and social inclusion in Canada

Canada is a not an untypical common law country: its institutions and laws, including the law relating to charities, derive to a considerable extent from those of England and Wales; it contains the remnants of an indigenous people and culture that never fully recovered from the impact of colonization; its development owes much to successive waves of immigrants; and though it is now accustomed to independence and sustaining a pluralist civil society it has yet to wholly work through its particular colonial legacy. Charity law forms a part of that legacy.