W. Laird Hunter, Q.C.
Based in Edmonton where for more than 30 years he has carried out a significant national practice in charity and non-profit law. Laird acts as general counsel, providing tax and corporate advice on a variety of charity and non-profit issues. He advises on establishing charities and non-profit organizations and works with them to address their organizational and governance concerns. He is regularly called on to advise charities and non-profit organizations on compliance and taxation matters under the Income Tax Act (Canada), as well as other relevant provincial tax regulations. He assists clients with charitable registration matters and with regulations relating to receipting of charitable foundations and expenditures of charitable funds.
Well known for his work in the field, Laird has twice acted as intervenor counsel before the Supreme Court, on Vancouver Immigrant Women and later in the AYSA case. Amongst other reform initiatives, Laird was a member of the Working Together task force, and an advisor to the Regulatory table as part of Voluntary Sector Initiative.
Laird is Treasurer of the Muttart Foundation