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Guy Caron

Député (NDP) Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basques et Candidat à la direction du NPD

Member of Parliament (NDP) Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basques.
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Canada Has A Two-Tier Tax System And CRA Is Part Of The Problem

In regards to tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) should be part of the solution. At the moment, it rather seems to be part of the problem. Over the last few years, we have seen that the CRA institutionalized various practices, eroding the trust that Canadians place in it.
09/20/2016 02:56 EDT

From Liechtenstein To Panama: The Era Of The Leak

Last April, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists revealed the "Panama Papers" scandal, a database of 11.5 million documents leaked from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. T...
09/08/2016 12:11 EDT
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Tax Agreements: From Double Taxation To Double Evasion

The issue of tax havens is inherently international in scope. As a result, the government can use tax agreements to fight tax avoidance schemes. Unfortunately, tax agreements haven't been used for that purpose. On the contrary, they have facilitated the outflow of Canadian money to offshore financial centres, and have done very little to break the damaging secrecy laws of these countries.
09/02/2016 03:30 EDT
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Tax Evasion Will Persist Until Parliament Hill Steps Up

Liberal and Conservative members of the Finance Committee seem to have little appetite to pursue the matter any further and the committee will release its report this fall, and will move on to something else. As long as politicians will be timid and fearful of using their power, Canadians have little hope of seeing the issue of tax evasion or aggressive tax avoidance being addressed seriously by their politicians.
08/25/2016 01:10 EDT
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Parliament Is (Still) Broken

Few realize that the position of prime minister in Canada has more power than the President in the United States or, for that matter, any government leader in the G7. The current government already has the majority of seats and therefore control of the legislative agenda. It can use its majority to limit debate on any given bill and it also has control over the committees studying these bills.
05/24/2016 05:46 EDT