Qui bono? Who benefits from government priorities? Usually just the rich and powerful

When it can be said in any country in the world, “My poor are happy; neither ignorance nor stress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want; the taxes are not oppressive . . . When these things can be said, … Continue reading Qui bono? Who benefits from government priorities? Usually just the rich and powerful

Canadian governments’ revenue would soar by billions if tax evasions were stopped

“In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” --Benjamin Franklin. “In this world death is certain for everyone, but taxation is far from certain for those allowed to avoid it." --Ed Finn. I recently received an unexpected letter from the Canada Revenue Agency. I always pay my income tax on time, but I … Continue reading Canadian governments’ revenue would soar by billions if tax evasions were stopped

Secreting wealth in tax havens deprives Canadian governments of massive amounts of tax revenue every year

During the 20 years I was editor of the CCPA Monitor, monthly journal of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, we published a dozen or more articles about offshore tax havens. Until the leak of the Panama Papers a few years ago, however, the identity of most of the individuals, corporations and organizations that secreted … Continue reading Secreting wealth in tax havens deprives Canadian governments of massive amounts of tax revenue every year