Does a society have to pay for death and sickness benefits?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Union Club of British Columbia v. British Columbia (Assessor of Area #01 - Saanich/Capital), 1993 CanLII 1375 (BC CA):

27 So, too, in the B.C. Teachers Federation v. Assessor of Area #10 - Vancouver (Assessment Appeal Board, unreported, October 31, 1986), the objects of this society did not include the payment of death or sickness benefits by means of dues or assessments of or on members. It was however accorded the status of a fraternal organization.

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