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Charity Problems for CEO Jim Szeman

Posted by jg on November 1st, 2010 in Category Charity News, Donations, News from Canada (no responses)

Everyone would like to believe that doing charity work is a purely unselfish state of mind but then we see news like this. The Oshawa Hospital Foundation’s chief executive officer is using his own company to run fundraising events for the foundation, including lotteries and gala concerts.

The Toronto Star uncovered this highly unusual arrangement as part of an ongoing investigation into charity in Canada.

Jim Szeman, the supercharged, quick-talking boss of the foundation, said his company Uncommon Results — registered in British Columbia but doing work in Oshawa — provides great service for the foundation he runs. No competitive process was used to hire his company.

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