When the rich and powerful use tax havens to avoid paying their share, the money going into their overseas bank accounts is effectively coming from public services that could be making life easier for people who are struggling.
The secrecy that accompanies privatization schemes also makes it a lot harder to figure out when there are serious problems.
“Thanks to P3 privatization schemes, money that should be funding quality public services is ending up in tax havens.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Cameco and Silver Wheaton got caught avoiding their taxes. As more information emerges about the use of tax havens by large corporations, it’s likely we’ll find those two companies are just the tip of the iceberg” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“It’s time for the Canadian government to review and renegotiate tax treaties with havens that enable this behaviour.” — Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness
“Why does anyone need an anonymous company, except to do something sketchy?” says Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness.
“When the combined assets of the poorest 11 million Canadians the wealth of the two richest Canadian billionaires, it’s glaringly obvious income inequality is a problem in Canada” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"The defence of the status quo by the Minister of National Revenue and CRA officials in the committee hearings makes it clear we will need to keep the spotlight on the recommendations if we don’t want them watered down to the point of uselessness.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Want pharmacare? You could have it tomorrow.
“Companies like Google should be the subject of a leaders’ debate not sponsoring them." — Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness