Mandamus Application Form and LPA

Doris Law Office Professional Corporation has been engaged by PGC to represent the group of PGC members who have asked to be on our Mandamus list.  This class action process involves appointing a single individual to represent the class.  That person will file an affidavit and application to the Court on behalf of the group, respond to any examinations requested by the other side, and direct the course of events as they unfold.   David Whidden has been appointed as that individual to represent the group, however most of the work will be done by the law firm..  Dave is a co-founder, director, and officer of PGC, as well as a participant in Profitable Giving in 2012.  Dave's 2012 tax return was filed in the spring of 2013 and is presently being held by the CRA, awaiting the results of their RPGA audit.

For you to formally become a member of the group,  you will need to complete the application form which you can get by clicking on the document below and return it to PGC/Doris Law.   Part of the application contains a section where you grant Doris Law Office and David Whidden, the authority to act on your behalf through the Limited Power of Attorney.   You will also need to submit the T1 General section of your 2012 tax return,  which will be filed with the Court as an exhibit  (this is the four or five page front section of your tax return that contains your signature and date of filing- please sign your file copy, if it is not already signed).    All documents you submit will be held in the utmost of confidence.

The CRA's actions are starting to have serious consequential damages for many taxpayers.  Since CRA is simply not issuing 2012 tax assessments,  the various other private sector and governmental bodies that rely on this information are not able to function.  This has resulted in serious consequences such as the following:

  • Homeowners cannot get mortgage approvals or renewals.  No CRA assessment is available for proof of income as required by the banks
  • Taxpayers cannot get financing or re-financing of personal loans for the same reason
  • Families are or will be missing benefits such as the child tax credit, and the GST/HST tax credits.
  • Provincial benefits such as the BC Pharmacare program and the Ontario Trillium Benefits are negatively affected.
  • Anything that requires taxpayers to provide proof of income for 2012 via the CRA Notice of Assessment will be delayed or eliminated for years.

If you are experiencing any of these consequential damages, please tell us about it on page 2 of the PGC application.  Our action will not be making any type of compensation claim for damages, however, the fact that these damages are occurring gives additional reason for the Court to grant the application and act quicker.   You may be required to provide proof of what you tell us.

Please download the PGC Mandamus Application form by clicking on the document below.   When completed, choose one of the following 3 options to send it to us.

  1. Scan and email the documents (in pdf format) to admin@profitablegiving.ca
  2. Fax to PGC at 1-866-895-4774  (no cover page needed)
  3. Xpress Post  directly to:
Doris Law Office Professional Corporation
222 Somerset St West, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 2G3
ATTN: Robin Rodenhouse

REMEMBER:   We need both your PGC Application and your T1 General Tax Return.  Do not scan or fax more than one person at a time.  Scan both documents into one pdf file if possible.   Please do not send us more than what we have asked for and no cover page is needed for the fax. 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE ALL AREAS OF THE APPLICATION FORM.   IF YOU LEAVE ANYTHING BLANK, IT WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU FOR COMPLETION.  THE RPGA NAME IS THE TAX SHELTER YOU USED IN 2012.  THE RPGA NAME AND CRA ID NUMBER IS SHOWN ON THE T5003 TAX SLIP THAT WAS ISSUED TO YOU.

REMEMBER:  You must be a paid Member of PGC for your application to be accepted.

Thank you for your support.  We look forward to hearing from you soon.   Together we can be successful in this endeavour.