Highlights of Canadians for Tax Fairness in the news
Budget 2019: What it means for Canadians
C4TF director Toby Sanger joins CPAC's Special Budget Coverage panel to discuss how the budget measures will affect Canadians in this March 19, 2019 episode.
Liberals raise stock option taxes on high-paid executives
In this March 19, 2019 Globe and Mail article, C4TF director Toby Sanger reacts to the 2019 budget measure to limit the current stock option deduction for wealthy individuals.
Finance Minister changes tune on limiting stock option loophole
In this March 19, 2019 article by PressProgress, C4TF welcomes the government's budget plans to finally limit one of the most egregious tax loopholes.
C4TF questions simplistic scope of income tax study
In this March 12, 2019 Globe and Mail story, C4TF director Toby Sanger challenges the narrow scope of a Fraser Institute study comparing Canadian and US taxes.
Unpacking a ‘comprehensive review’ of the tax system
Calls for a review of Canada's tax system are coming from all sides, but what would such a review actually look like? C4TF executive director Toby Sanger weighs in on the need for broad and inclusive public consultation in this Feb 25 Advisor's Edge story.
Panama Papers: Only 12 Canadians ordered to pay government back
Three years after the Panama Papers scandal, other countries are recouping millions but only 12 of the 900 Canadians and businesses named have been instructucted to repay government, according to an exclusive investigation by the Journal de Montréal published Feb 18, 2019.
National pharmacare would distribute savings, benefits to all Canadians
Introducing a progressive national pharmacare plan has the potential to save billions a year while improving health care across the country. Canada has an historic opportunity, but it is important to get it right so that both employers and households are better off. These are some of the proposals laid out in this Feb 4, 2019 Hill Times op-ed by C4TF’s Toby Sanger and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ David Macdonald. The op-ed follows a report published in the fall on the benefits of a universal pharmacare plan.
Saskatchewan joins Quebec in requiring Netflix to collect sales tax
In this Globe and Mail story from January 22, 2019, Toby Sanger of Canadians for Tax Fairness weighs in on how a tax for foreign digital companies is a step in the right direction when it comes to levelling the digital playing field and protecting smaller Canadian companies.
Stakeholders urge feds to create public registry of beneficial ownership information
Canada has some of the weakest standards in the world when it comes to combatting money laundering and other financial crimes. Read this December 17, 2018 Investment Executive magazine article on how Canadians for Tax Fairness and other advocacy groups are lobbying the federal government to create a publicly accessible registry of beneficial owners to fight financial corruption.
The most important charts to watch in 2019
In this December 4, 2018 Maclean’s feature Charts to Watch in 2019, C4TF looks at how repeatedly slashing corporate income tax rates does not translate into increased Canadian business investment over time and how we can move past regressive cuts into a more progressive tax system for the 21st century.
Tax Fairness Advocates Applaud Apple EU Decision
This 7 minute audio interview with Radio Canada International brings home what Canada should be doing about global tax dodgers.
The Isle of Sham:
This explosive documentary blows the cover off a tax scheme developed by a big-name tax firm that allegedly funnelled money to the Isle of Man with the express purpose of avoiding Canadian taxes. Want to know how it is possible that there is $199Billion of Canadian money offshore? This will help. It also shows that tax avoidance that pushes the limits of the law is not a fringe activity.
TVO: The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Is it immoral for multinationals to spend millions avoiding taxes in the countries where they do business? C4TF's President Diana Gibson takes on a Bay Street lawyer in this 20 minute discussion on TVOntario's flaghship public affairs program The Agenda.
The Luxembourg Leaks have provided an inside view of the complicated and cynical attempts of multi-nationals to avoid paying taxes. The story prompted CBC's flagship business program, The Exchange to have an extended interview with Tax Fairness' Dennis Howlett. The piece starts at 17:47.
The Globe and Mail
Government ads tout Conservative income-splitting policy not yet law.
- Even OECD and G20 leaders know that something has to be done to tackle tax havens. Read this in-depth piece by the Globe and Mail which includes observations by Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness.
- Watch this great documentary done by the current affairs program 16x9 about how Canadian companies use tax havens to avoid taxes and shortchange their workers. http://globalnews.ca/news/976581/tax-dodge/
CBC Radio Sunday Edition
- Tax Fairness' Dennis Howlett explains the murky world of corporate tax avoidance and what Canada needs to do to keep us safe http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/features/2014/03/16/tax-fairness/
- CEOs don't have to pay tax on 50 per cent of the income when they cash in multi-million dollar stock option package. That's costly and just wrong, says Dennis Howlett in this letter.
- On the "Corporations, Pay Your Fair Share!" speaking tour in Saskatchewan, Dennis Howlett gives this interview to the Star-Phoenix and the Leader Post.
Harper's Income Splitting Tax Only Benefits the Already Rich
- Why does a hard-working, self-employed African woman pay more income tax than a multinational brewery? Find out about the insanity and injustice of tax systems in this column.
- Every year Canada gives away $1 billion to CEOs already getting multi-million dollar paycheques. It has to stop, says Dennis Howlett in this opinion piece.
- Should the United Nations step up its game in the global fight against tax havens? Canadians for Tax Fairness weighs in with this interview in Canada's magazine for the diplomatic corps and the foreign service.
- The global aspect to tax justice is a multi-trillion dollar shell game that promotes poverty and worse. Listen to RCI Host Wojtek Gwiazda in conversation with Dennis Howlett about the issue and an international gathering at McGill University to explore solutions.