The Supreme Court of Canada announced this morning that it denied an application for leave to appeal made by family members of students at Trinity Western University who were stung with a tax bill for their involvement with a donations for bursaries scheme (see here for background).  They have reached the end of the road.

Here (CanLII) is the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal that the family members wanted to appeal.  For what it’s worth, the charity involved in the scheme – the National Foundation for Christian Leadership – still appears as a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency, and it does not seem as though any formal action was taken against the charity. 

Interestingly, the law firm acting for the family members was Benefic Group, which was profiled recently in the Vancouver Sun.