How much does the Government of Canada subsidize religion? Over the next year, CFIC will be reviewing Canada Revenue Agency data to bring you the answer to this important question.  In 2017, subsidizing religious charities through charitable tax rebates cost Canadians in excess of $2 billion. It was more than the entire national student grant program and as much as the federal government will collect from the carbon tax in 2019.

The Cost of Religion in Canada is a series of reports being published by the Centre for Inquiry Canada in an effort to promote public discourse and the examination of the social, cultural and political role and cost of religion in our society. Click to read Part 1: Canadian Taxpayers Funding the Advancement of Religion 1