Applicant was non-profit corporation. Applicant’s clientele was mainly limited to members of First Nations. Applicant offered services including pickup of patients and escorts from airport, delivery to applicant and transportation to medical appointments. Short-term accommodation and meals were provided. Health Canada paid for applicant’s services as non-insured health benefit. Applicant sought exemption from municipal taxation for its property pursuant to s. 3(1)-12 of Assessment Act on basis that it was organized for relief of poor. Application dismissed. Applicant was organized primarily to provide temporary accommodation and transportation to individuals receiving necessary health care away from their home. Applicant was not organized for relief of poor and was not exempted from municipal taxation.
Wequedong Lodge of Thunder Bay v. Thunder Bay (City) (Apr. 21, 2015, Ont. S.C.J., W.D. Newton J., File No. Thunder Bay CV-13-0507) 255 A.C.W.S. (3d) 542.