Their bosses didn't listen when CRA staff argued that they should pursue a criminal investigation or at least impose large penalties on KPMG clients caught using an offshore tax-avoidance scheme.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Canadians for Fair Taxation promotes a progressive tax system, based on ability to pay, to fund the public services and programs required to meet our social, economic and environmental needs.
We've let the principles of fair taxation slide. Tax-dodging has become commonplace because of staff cuts and under-capacity at the CRA and not taking serious action to counter tax havens.
It is estimated that there is $199 billion of Canadian money offshore. It is likely much higher. That translates into at least $8 billion of lost tax revenue each and every year.
Justin Trudeau will be at the opening of the new Google development team headquarters. But will he take a moment to pull Google executives aside and ask them to pay their fair share of federal taxes?
Canada is bleeding money because our tax system hasn't caught up to twenty-first century practices. An overhaul is long overdue.
Before memories fade of Harper and this awful ordeal, there are some critical house-cleaning items to take care of.
Did you know that at least five top Canadian companies pay less than five per cent corporate income tax?
G20 countries -- including Canada –- are among the biggest losers when U.S. multinationals avoid paying taxes where they do business.
Taxes have been a key issue in this federal election. Voters have some very different positions to choose from.
No question the Canada Revenue Agency needs help to get back on track.