Guy Caron
Member of Parliament (NDP) Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basques.

Entries by Guy Caron

Parliament Must Not Back Down From Fight Against Tax Evasion

(7) Comments | Posted October 4, 2016 | 11:34 AM

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Figures looking into the House of Commons chamber on Parliament Hill. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

"I believe that we need to confront this as a political issue, not a technical one. We must take this by the horns and...
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Canada Has A Two-Tier Tax System And CRA Is Part Of The Problem

(15) Comments | Posted September 20, 2016 | 2:56 PM

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...

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From Liechtenstein To Panama: The Era Of The Leak

(2) Comments | Posted September 8, 2016 | 12:11 PM

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.

The leak permits to identify more than 200,000 offshore entities, from over 200 countries, including Canada. Many Canadians were among the names...

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Tax Agreements: From Double Taxation To Double Evasion

(7) Comments | Posted September 2, 2016 | 3:30 PM

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...

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Tax Evasion Will Persist Until Parliament Hill Steps Up

(8) Comments | Posted August 25, 2016 | 1:10 PM

It seems like every year a new tax haven scheme is revealed, provoking the ire of Canadians... only to fade from the news a few months later.

In 2008, tax evasion schemes involving the Swiss bank UBS and the Liechtenstein's LGT bank were revealed, and quickly relegated...

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Politicians Have No More Excuses For Perpetuating Tax Avoidance

(15) Comments | Posted August 17, 2016 | 1:41 PM

The court, as you're of great or poor estate, will paint you either white or black by turns. --Jean de Lafontaine

A basic principle of any modern democracy is equality before the law. That principle includes tax law.

Nobody likes to pay taxes. It is often...

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Parliament Is (Still) Broken

(42) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 5:46 PM

The incidents that took place last week in Parliament were deeply troubling. However, the actions of the prime minister and the repercussions on NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau, who is receiving a torrent of online abuse, have overshadowed the deep problems surrounding the functioning of our democracy.

In our...

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