We need to stand up against multinationals that pay no taxes - simply because they sell us goods and services online. We need to stand up for Canadian businesses and industries that face unfair competition. We need to stand up for tax justice.
Canadians for Tax Fairness wants provincial premiers to clamp down on the growing use of anonymous companies as part of tax scams. The first step? A public registry of the beneficial owners of companies. That would be an important step towards global efforts to fight tax evasion and money laundering.
Canada's tax system needs reform and it is up to MPs to make sure that happens. That's the message from NDP MP and Finance Committee member Guy Caron. In this opinion piece he explores the challenges and issues a call to action for a non-partisan discussion.
Earlier this month Canada's Parliamentary Finance Committee decided to gag both itself and expert witnesses. That happened when a KPMG lawyer wrote them a letter warning them not to refer to a tax haven scheme long under investigation. That backtrack didn't help the crisis of public confidence in Canada’s tax system. Former senior public servant Alan Freeman explores the strange state of affairs that is plaguing how Canadians perceive the tax system.