On June 22, Minister of National Revenue Diane Lebouthillier appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance to answer questions on the government’s efforts to crackdown on tax evasion and aggressive tax planning. ...
Amazon’s negligible tax bills, the millions of dollars it has received in tax breaks and subsidies over many years, the unfair advantage it thus maintains over local businesses, as well as its often-criticized labour practices and significant environmental impact, are explored in L’Envers d’Amazon, a new French-language documentary from Quebecor’s Investigative team.
It turns out Donald Trump’s not the only stratospherically wealthy serial tax-dodger that everyone loves to hate. He’s got more company than we thought, whose egos are likewise dwarfed only by the size of the fortunes they don’t want to share. And his company, and their companies, are just a little ticked off that we just found out.
In July the federal government announced consultations on proposed changes to tax loopholes that allow some wealthy Canadians to reduce their taxes using private corporations. The changes would be limited to: ending dividend sprinkling to family members who don't work for the business, restricting passive corporate investments that compete with job creating investments and reduce tax revenues and limiting the ability to use capital gains to reduce income tax. The proposals have been getting a lot of attention in the media. Some legitimate issues are being raised, but there is a lot of mis-information and also blatant falsehoods that are being circulated by opponents to these tax reforms.
2 November 2013
By Dennis Howlett
Buried in all the hoopla and drama of this weekend’s Conservative Party policy convention was a policy resolution that spoke volumes about how the Conservative Party views taxes and economic equality.
The resolution said, "We encourage the Conservative Party to move to a less progressive tax system by reducing the number of personal income tax brackets."
It may have received support because many Canadians think the rich are paying too much tax.