Canada Budget 2014: Charities that accept donations from states that sponsor terrorism will have registrations revoked

Ray Boisvert, a former senior Canadian counter-terrorism official, said the impact of the policy would likely be narrow but that it could help constrain some activities, particularly by cultural and religious groups linked to Iran.

Iran is a major state sponsor of terrorist groups, notably Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite group that has long raised money in Canada through organized crime and front organizations.

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