By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:
The use of tax havens is at an all-time high in Canada and it’s costing Canadians an estimated $7.8 billion annually, the executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness, Dennis Howlett, recently said in his brief to the House of Commons Finance Committee.
Now the Canada Revenue Agency has asked the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. to share the data it has on more than 450 Canadians who have money stashed away in offshore accounts.
By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, June 28, 2012:
Nature, one of the biggest and most-read scientific journals in the world, made this call in a February 29th editorial. The journal lamented the Harper Government’s undisguised hostility to openness, expert opinion and publicly-funded scientific expertise. Rightly so.
At some point, the government’s stated communication policy, posted on a federal website and directed civil servants, was to: “Provide the public with timely, accurate, clear, objective and complete information about its policies, programs, services and initiatives.”
That was then. Long before Harper and the Conservatives became entrenched and power-mad.