Take a left-wing group that could never, ever qualify as a charity itself — say, the animal rights extremists called People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
They could never give their donors a charitable tax credit.
No problem. Tides Canada agreed to lend their charity number to PETA.
Revenue Canada would never allow that. But Tides just did it.
They weren’t even secret about it. They turned it into a business model.
They did it hundreds of times.