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How can we improve our tax system for working Canadians?

How does our system protect the rich while exploiting working Canadians? C4TF former Executive Director Toby Sanger argues that stronger measures against tax dodgers, tackling tax havens, redistribution of CEO pay, and investment in public services over private partnerships would go a long way to strengthening Canada's economy.

Related: Platform for Tax Fairness 2021, by Toby Sanger

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How the Isle of Man tax dodge scheme worked

The Isle of Man tax dodge scheme - a "grossly negligent offshore tax sham" involving KPMG - gets explained by C4TF then-Executive Director Toby Sanger.

Related: Wealthy KPMG clients continued to dodge taxes for years after CRA detected offshore 'sham', Harvey Cashore & Frédéric Zalac, CBC News, 4 June 2021; Court loss shows Canada should reform corporate tax rules, 7 July 2020 by Erika Beauchesne; CRA strikes secret deal with wealthy KPMG clients in Isle of Man scheme, 2 June 2019 by Toby Sanger.

What are the alternatives to austerity and tax cuts?

Why don't austerity and tax cuts help the economy? Former Executive Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness Dennis Howlett speaks at the "Austerity and its Alternatives" Workshop in Hamilton, Ontario, in December 2016.

Related: The Road Ahead for Tax Fairness: How Canada's parties can work together, DT Cochrane, 21 October 2021; IMF calls for progressive taxes on wealth and excess profits, Toby Sanger, 29 April 2021; Canada needs more progressive fiscal policies to reach gender equality, Erika Beauchesne, 7 March 2020.

How tax cuts threaten the country we've built over generations

Murray Dobbin, former President of Canadians for Tax Fairness, describes the need to to have progressive taxation to protect social programs and build a more equal society in Canada.

Related: Report: January 7th is Corporate Income Tax Freedom Day, DT Cochrane, 13 January 2020; Tax Cuts for the Rich Only Benefit the Rich, Study Reconfirms, DT Cochrane, 26 July 2021; Submission: Don't give in to the tax cut pressure, Toby Sanger, 19 September 2018.

Tribute: Legendary activist Murray Dobbin: Canada loses a writer, fighter and friend, Toby Sanger, 22 September 2021.