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April 13, 2018

"Tax haven use in Canada has been rampant precisely because our lawmakers were looking the other way. They need to show the public that they have turned that around." —  Dennis Howlett, Executive Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness

January 25, 2018

This tax exemption for foreign companies means that they don't pay the same taxes as Canadian businesses on what they earn in Canada —  Canadians for Tax Fairness

May 18, 2017

“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

March 23, 2017

"While the funding announcements sound impressive, most of the money isn’t supposed to be spent until well after the next election. It's also very convenient that the first announcements of what projects will get funding will happen right before the next federal election." — 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.

November 3, 2016

"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

September 27, 2016

“This stealthy change to the government’s privatization plan means that even more small towns stand to lose good, local jobs, hurting families and communities." — Donna Christianson, Chair of SGEU’s Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) 

September 15, 2016

Canada must not ratify ‘fundamentally flawed’ European trade pact.

August 30, 2016

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