Editor's Update: The Globe and Mail has published an editorial on the government spending taxpayers' money on income splitting ads. We've had lots of comments and support since we raised the issue earlier this month. There's no question - has raised the ire of many Canadians.
Wise words from a great Canadian who believed in strength and compassion:
"We are thankful for these and all the good things of life. We recognize that they are a part of our common heritage and come to us through the efforts of our brothers and sisters the world over. What we desire for ourselves, we wish for all. To this end, may we take our share in the world's work and the world's struggles." J.S. Woodsworth
Today’s revelations that more senior tax auditors have received notices from the Canada Revenue Agency shows that the federal government has no intention of cracking down on Canadian multinationals who are shifting profits offshore to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.
Senior auditors with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) are among the 220 staff who have received the news that their positions are “affected” by the government’s continuing cuts to programs and services. Over the past several years, CRA has experienced more cuts than any other federal department.
Premiers and territorial leaders in Charlottetown for the Council of the Federation need to demand the federal government and the Canada Revenue Agency stem the flow of Canadian money offshore because it is depleting revenues by at least $7.8 Bill
Canadians for Tax Fairness co-sponsored with McGill University Faculty of Law, Halifax Initiative, Inter Pares and Oxfam an international symposium on tax justice in Montreal in June. It was a smashing success. One hundred participants from across Canada and around the world shared information and perspectives about how taxation and human rights are connected. Campaign plans were also discussed.
How do you stop Canadian multi-nationals like Cameco or Gildan from setting up subsidiaries in offshore tax havens so that they can avoid paying Canadian taxes? Short answer is that it is has been very difficult.But this week, NDP National Revenue Critic Murray Rankin proposed new legislation that would make it easier for government and the courts to crack down on those who are playing the system.