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Montreal Simon: The Harper Legacy and the Canada Revenue Agency

As we all know Stephen Harper used the Canada Revenue Agency for his own foul purposes.To try to intimidate his enemies, and harass environmentalists, and even humble birdwatchers.But although Harper has left the building, it seems the CRA is still hau… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Harper Legacy and the Canada Revenue Agency

Michal Rozworski: “Investment” versus investment

Surprise! A new investigation by the Toronto Star and the CBC found that recent treaties with tax havens like the Bahamas and Panama aimed at more “transparency” have just made it easier for corporations to evade ever more taxes. And Canadian corporations have obliged this golden opportunity. “Investment” abroad has ballooned all the while the […] . . . → Read More: Michal Rozworski: “Investment” versus investment

Politics and its Discontents: Enemies Of The People

I hardly think that is too harsh a description of both those who park their money offshore to avoid taxes and those who facilitate such evasions. Indeed, an open letter signed by some of the world’s leading economists makes the cost of such selfish and… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Enemies Of The People

Politics and its Discontents: We Are All Capuchin Monkeys

Or at least I suspect we will feel like the one on the left in the following video, once the Panama papers releases its database of tax cheats and avoiders this afternoon.Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: We Are All Capuchin Monkeys

Montreal Simon: The Panama Papers: Now You Can Help Track Down Tax Cheats

All over the world today some of its richest people are quivering in their boots.Because for over a month hundreds of journalists have been digging through the so-called Panama Papers, the more than 11.5 leaked documents from the Panamanian law firm Mo… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Panama Papers: Now You Can Help Track Down Tax Cheats

Politics and its Discontents: Panama Papers Aftermath

While the revelations thus far about offshore holdings for the purpose of tax avoidance or evasion have provided us with a glimpse into the lives of those well beyond our pay grade, whether or not they have any lasting effect depends largely, not on th… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Panama Papers Aftermath

Montreal Simon: Why Rich Tax Dodgers Should Be Named and Shamed

The Panama Papers' scandal has revealed a steaming mountain or pyramid of corruption.Where the super rich live high off the hog, while countries deprived of tax dollars grow more and more miserable.So I'm glad to see that the Liberal governmen… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Rich Tax Dodgers Should Be Named and Shamed

Montreal Simon: Tax Evasion: When the Cons Are Part of the Problem

As probably you know, the Con regime has given the Canada Revenue Agency more money to go after its enemies.While depriving it of the resources and the inspectors to go after tax evaders.Well now it turns out there may be method to that madness.

For it seems that when it comes to tax evasion, . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Tax Evasion: When the Cons Are Part of the Problem

Politics and its Discontents: Burger King Causes Indigestion

At least among the substantial numbers of Americans who appear to be taking grave exception to the burger emporium’s tax dodge by merging with Tim Hortons. While Finance Minister Joe Oliver may crow about the success of our low corporate tax rates, American consumers are not nearly as sanguine about what many see as . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Burger King Causes Indigestion

Bill Longstaff: Canada Revenue Agency snubs Parliamentary Budget Officer

It may be hard to believe, but Canadians don’t know the difference between what the government is owed in taxes and what it collects. And we aren’t going to find out. That is the decision by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in response to a request from the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) for information that . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Canada Revenue Agency snubs Parliamentary Budget Officer

The Disaffected Lib: It Worked for Capone, Now Let’s Use It on Multi-Nationals

Tax evasion is a crime.   Multi-national corporations are criminals.  In fact, the G20 is warning that advanced countries are facing “global tax chaos” as multi-nationals evade taxes by laundering their revenues through low-tax or no-tax havens.

The buggers really do think they’re above the law, a clear impression they’ve received from our politicians for . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: It Worked for Capone, Now Let’s Use It on Multi-Nationals

The Canadian Progressive: Pro-business Harper Conservatives coddling tax havens, tax cheats

By: Obert Madondo Twitter: @Obiemad

An Alberta businessman is included in a massive online database of secret tax-haven names released to the public on Friday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. David Ghermezian, the president of the West Edmonton Mall, is linked to a British Virgin Islands-registered company called Regal Mega Malls Development Corp, . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Pro-business Harper Conservatives coddling tax havens, tax cheats

The Canadian Progressive: Harper must act on tax havens and transparency at G8 summit: Oxfam

By: Oxfam Canada | Press Release

Oxfam Canada urges Prime Minister Stephen Harper to help end global hunger by supporting strong steps at the G8 summit to close tax havens and lift the secrecy that enables massive global tax evasion.

June 10, 2013 – Oxfam Canada urges Prime Minister Stephen Harper to help end global . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Harper must act on tax havens and transparency at G8 summit: Oxfam

The Canadian Progressive: Canada Revenue Agency asks CBC to submit data on tax havens

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The use of tax havens is at an all-time high in Canada and it’s costing Canadians an estimated $7.8 billion annually, the executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness, Dennis Howlett, recently said in his brief to the House of Commons Finance Committee. Now the Canada Revenue . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canada Revenue Agency asks CBC to submit data on tax havens

Politics and its Discontents: A Rogue’s Gallery

Just two pictures, so perhaps not a real gallery, but I think the descriptor is accurate.

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The Ranting Canadian: Ever since the world economy started crashing in 2008, a lot of…

Ever since the world economy started crashing in 2008, a lot of news has been uncovered about Ponzi schemes, financial institutions ripping people off, crooked government bailouts, banks laundering money for gangs and terrorists, large-scale tax cheating, money hidden away in offshore numbered accounts, thefts from pension funds, politicians stealing tax money for . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Ever since the world economy started crashing in 2008, a lot of…

The Disaffected Lib: There Are Whistleblowers, Then There’s This Guy

Kostas Vaxevanis has blown the whistle on the rich and powerful in his country and he’s been arrested and hauled into court for it in what could turn into an astonishing showdown in a country that is a powderkeg of pent up resentment just looking for a spark.

Vaxevanis is the editor of a Greek . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: There Are Whistleblowers, Then There’s This Guy