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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.
Parliament Must Not Back Down From Fight Against Tax

Parliament Must Not Back Down From Fight Against Tax Evasion

There is no doubt that fighting tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance will mean confronting very powerful interests who will push back with a large arsenal of resources, from public relations to lawsuits. We, as parliamentarians, cannot be intimidated.
10/04/2016 11:34 EDT
Canada Has A Two-Tier Tax System And CRA Is Part Of The

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
Tax Agreements: From Double Taxation To Double

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
Tax Evasion Will Persist Until Parliament Hill Steps

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
Politicians Have No More Excuses For Perpetuating Tax

Politicians Have No More Excuses For Perpetuating Tax Avoidance

Nobody likes to pay taxes. However, the pill is easier to swallow when everyone pays their fair share. It's increasingly clear that in Canada -- and in most industrialized countries -- many are not. We have a two-tier system where the wealthy and the corporations can escape their obligations, and the rest of us can't.
08/17/2016 01:41 EDT
Parliament Is (Still)

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