Media Coverage

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 Exchange

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 

 
Global TV Network 
 

CBC Radio Sunday Edition

 
Regina Leader Post
 
  • 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. 
 
IPolitics
What's the reaction when Canadians start asking questions about greedy corporate tax practices? Read this column by Linda McQuaig.
 
Huffington Post
 
 
Hamilton Spectator
 
  • 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. 

Embassy Magazine

  • 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.
 
Radio Canada International
 
  • 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.