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Donald Johnson explains a new way to expand charitable giving Add to ...

Donald Johnson, a philanthropist and banker, discusses how the Canadian government can facilitate fund-raising by changing how donated shares are taxed. Earlier in his career, Johnson helped convince the federal government to update the tax code to provide exemptions on the capital gains for these kinds of donations.

The Globe and Mail is taking an in-depth look at the state of charitable giving. As part of the series, we've interviewed prominent philanthropists about their causes and their perspective on charitable giving.