MONTREAL — Federal Court has dismissed a bid by the terrorist-linked charity IRFAN-Canada to have taxpayers cover its legal costs.
The Mississauga, Ont. charity is challenging Canada’s decision last year to list the group as a terrorist entity for allegedly funnelling $14.6 million to Hamas between 2005 and 2009.
IRFAN is fighting the designation in court but says the government put it in a “catch-22” last November by barring it from raising new money.
IRFAN asked the attorney general to foot the bill.