WIRESERVICE.CA Media Release – May 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.