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Comment author: Tom_Ash  (EA Profile) 20 December 2014 10:23:48AM *  3 points [-]

I've spoken to TIDES Canada about this at length, and they assured me that it's definitely legal. TIDES is a large organisation, so this is good evidence. I've also taken a more cursory look at tax law and it didn't appear to violate this. This makes sense when you think about it: donors are just donating to charities in their countries (which is perfectly legal), and coordinating doing this amongst themselves (discussion and coordination generally being legal except in a few explicitly carved out circumstances).