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Canadians for Tax Fairness

September 28, 2017

"The data is clear: it’s a small group of high-income earners — mainly the super-rich  — benefiting from these loopholes, and they’ll be the group most affected by closing them" — Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness

August 30, 2017

“One of the biggest differences we make in the lives of others is when we pay our taxes. It is our taxes that pay for the public services our communities depend on to survive. A corporation that is dodging taxes cannot claim to be morally responsible.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.

January 13, 2017

"Our work has told us that income inequality is only made worse through tax loopholes like the one for stock options. Canadians are fed up with the government line of "there's not enough money." They know that the wealthy and corporations are still benefiting from a tax system structured to maintain their wealth." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

November 28, 2016

Weak international response to tackling tax havens costs Canada $8 billion a year in lost tax revenue. But Howlett  says the failure of international cooperation in tax matters costs developing countries $70–120 billion per year.

September 23, 2016

Canadians for Tax Fairness says it is estimated that Canada loses at least $7.8 billion in revenues every year because of tax dodging facilitated by tax havens.

August 30, 2016

Want pharmacare? You could have it tomorrow.

August 11, 2016

It is estimated that the use of tax havens is costing federal and provincial governments at least $7.8 billion in lost tax revenue. Low and middle income Canadians are the ones paying for that missing $7.8 billion in tax revenue.

May 26, 2016

Help! My landlord is a tax dodger: awkward times at the CRA.

March 29, 2016

We’ve stopped going backwards, but this government missed a number of opportunities to take some major steps toward building a more equal society and making life easier for the average Canadian.

Ottawa (29 March 2016) — When you take a close look at the budget, the “real change” promised by the federal government starts to look like a modest improvement on Stephen Harper’s last budget. We’ve stopped going backwards, but this government missed a number of opportunities to take some major steps toward building a more equal society and making life easier for the average Canadian.

September 16, 2015

“Companies like Google should be the subject of a leaders’ debate not sponsoring them." — Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness