The new Qualifying Disbursement rules will give some charities (with certain objects) some more flexibility when dealing with non-qualified donees in Canada and outside of Canada. At the same time, the anti-avoidance provision passed at the same time will make it more difficult in many cases for registered charities to deal with non-qualified donees.
Here is our list of the Top Canadian Charity Law Issues by Mark Blumberg. Hopefully, it provides a good overview of the most common charity law compliance issues for Canadian registered charities with an emphasis on concerns from the Charities Directorate of CRA.
In enacting changes to the regime which deals with donations to foreign universities Budget 2018 has created an immediate issue for anybody that donates to these schools. What is unknown is whether this was intentional.