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Why should we feel good about paying taxes? Here are 10 big reasons.

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2 semaines 12 heures
We've already received a ton of positive reaction about this opinion piece by Linda McQuaig which appeared on the Canadian newsite, IPolitics.  Standing up to an entrenched and frankly, elitist, point of view is part of our job here at Tax Fairness. We love it when journalists like McQuaig have our backs.It’s rare that members of Canada’s financial elite are so clumsy in revealing that their cage has been rattled.
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5 semaines 11 heures
This week, Ontario announced tax increases for residents at the top end of the income scale.  The move prompted some debate.  One of the most eloquent arguments we have seen came from Toronto resident Bruna Nota in a letter to the Toronto Star.  We republish it here:  Most unfortunately, the culture has developed in Canada, fully supported by all big media to depict taxes as evil rather than as a necessary social contribution to the community and to future generations. As the inscription on the Washington Internal Revenue Services building says: “Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society.”
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8 semaines 3 jours
When a group of Saskatchewan people who follow us on Facebook and our webpage erected a huge billboard to support our work, we were thrilled. It was simple. effective and inspiring.  Here’s the backstory.  We hope it might inspire action in your community.
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32 semaines 2 jours
Canadians for Tax Fairness is a member of the Global Tax Justice Network – and one of its most active and outspoken leaders is economist and researcher James Henry. We asked him for his take on the G20: From the New York Times to the Globe and Mail, there’s been a fair bit of reporting and editorializing commending the G20 for  “tackling tax avoidance” by adopting “automatic information exchange” (AIE) as a global standard,. From the standpoint of global tax justice campaigners, this is a step forward – especially with G20 members pledging to implement it by 2015. But there is a lot to be cautious about and much more work for us to do.
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33 semaines 1 jour
As Prime Minister Harper heads to Russia, we have to ask: Will tomorrow’s G20 Summit make any progress reforming the way multinational corporations are taxed? 
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43 semaines 2 jours
When Canadians for Tax Fairness launched our campaign against offshore tax evasion last fall, many were skeptical anything could be achieved. Some people said the banks, corporations and wealthy tax evaders would never be held accountable. A lot of people said we were wasting our time. Today we have an international Tax Haven Action Plan to show them. But we'd be vain to take much credit. You were the reason it happened.
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44 semaines 4 jours
Canadians will continue to lose a minimum of $7.8 billion a year if Prime Minister Harper and other members of the G8 fail to agree on a plan to tackle global tax havens.  That’s the message Canadians for Tax Fairness executive director Dennis Howlett will give to Monday's Finance Committee hearings on Bill S-17  related to implementation of tax conventions.     “In the six days the Prime Minister has been out of the country, the federal government lost nearly $13 million in revenue – just from not having a system in place. How is that good fiscal management?” Howlett says.
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45 semaines 2 jours
Le sommet du G8 est une occasion politique importante de s’attaquer aux fraudeurs qui recourent à des paradis fiscaux mais, encore une fois, le Canada menace d’être un élément perturbateur.
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45 semaines 3 jours
Loopholes, tax havens, mismanagement - Canada loses billions each year through bewildering government policy that has created a lopsided tax system. Most ordinary Canadians pay their fair share.  But when it comes to multinationals and the super-wealthy, it has become a game to see how much can be socked away offshore.That's just one of the things that the authors of the Great Revenue Robbery will be talking about on Wednesday, June 12th in Kingston.  
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47 semaines 2 jours
Ontario Senator Vern White, a former Police Chief, has written the Senate Ethics Officer asking for an investigation into the offshore holdings of one of his Senate colleagues. Here is part of his statement:On May 23rd, 2013, a news account on CBC World Report focused on the financial dealings of Senator Merchant and her husband, Tony Merchant.
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47 semaines 6 jours
Want to find out the latest developments in organizing for tax justice?Canadians for Tax Fairness and McGill Faculty of Law are pleased to invite you to a Tax Justice Roundtable on Wednesday May 29 in Montreal.  If you aren't able to attend in person then you can join our webcast.Panellists include some of the most passionate and informed tax justice advocates in the world: John Christensen, director of the Tax Justice Network (UK).
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48 semaines 3 jours
Les paradis fiscaux accueillent aujourd'hui 170 milliards $ en provenance du Canada, ce qui inquiète les militants pour l'équité fiscale et les spécialistes de la lutte contre le crime financier.
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49 semaines 6 jours
New Tax Haven Numbers at All-Time High Canadian money stashed in the top 12 global tax havens has hit $170 Billion, according to calculations by Canadians for Tax Fairness using data released this week by Statistics Canada.  
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50 semaines 2 jours
Join Great Revenue Robbery authors Dennis Howlett and Richard Swift for the Montreal launch of a book a lot of people have been talking about - and celebrate with us as we go into a second printing. The event takes place on Thursday, May 23 starting at 7pm. It is being held at Argo Bookshop, 1915 St. Catherine Street West. The owner tells us  Argo is  the oldest bookstore in Montreal. But it certainly isn't afraid of some new ideas.   
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51 semaines 1 jour
The House of Commons Committee studying tax havens is releasing its report this afternoon.Will the report set Canada on the right course to deal with billions of dollars that go untaxed every year?Here are some key things to look for:
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1 année 13 heures
People in Kitchener-Waterloo will be getting together to hear all about the Great Revenue Robbery on Monday April 29 at 7 p.m at the First United Church, 16 Williams Street West in Waterloo.  Executive Director Dennis Howlett, will be the featured speaker, busting a lot of myths about Canada and taxation. 
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1 année 1 semaine
In the mood for an energetic discussion about tax fairness?We've got just the spot for you.Join C4TF's Dennis Howlett, Great Revenue Robbery editor and contributor Richard Swift among others at the Toronto launch of the book.  It takes place April 15  6:30 pm at No One Writes to the Colonel, 460 College Street, Toronto. 
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1 année 2 semaines
Guess how much BC loses each year because of tax loopholes, tax havens and an outdated federal tax system?Find out and meet the authors of the Great Revenue Robbery at one of these three Tax Fairness events! 
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1 année 2 semaines
No. Not THAT kind of selling out. Octopus Book sold out every copy they had of the Great Revenue Robbery at last Thursday's book launch.Thanks to everyone who came out.  It was an evening of spirited conversation and inspired plans for the future of Canadians for Tax Fairness. 
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1 année 5 semaines
With all the Pre-Budget hoopla going around in Ottawa this week, there is one story that isn't getting the attention it deserves.On Thursday March 21, the Finance Committee studying tax havens will be hearing from Canada's major banks.  Half the $160 Billion sitting in tax havens got there through banks and financial companies.  Needless to say they have a vested interest.
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