Category Archives: Transparency

Corruption watchdog calls for public beneficial ownership registry

By ThinkPol Staff The world’s leading corruption watchdog is urging Canada to create a publicly accessible beneficial ownership registry to fight money laundering and terrorist financing. Transparency International Canada Senior Advisor Denis Meunier made the call during his testimony to

BC Liberals continued to support alleged Ponzi operator that sponsored Christy Clark despite warnings

By ThinkPol Staff An alleged Ponzi operator who sponsored former British Columbia Premier Christy Clark’s junkets to China continued to enjoy the full support and backing of the former BC Liberal government despite red flags raised by auditors, according to

Don’t privatize Canada’s airports ‒ Commons committee

By ThinkPol Staf A Parliamentary committee is recommending against the Liberal government’s plan to sell off Canada’s airports to raise billions in capital to be used towards other public infrastructure projects. “Limit rising passenger and operational costs by preventing the

Harper signed trade deal with Panama encouraging tax evasion

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed a trade deal with Panama in 2010, which encourages tax evasion by Canadian companies, according to experts. Todd Tucker, research director at Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, warned Parliamentarians that the Canada-Panama Free Trade

Constitutionality of bills C-51 and C-24: Dept of Justice won’t release study until after election

Department of Justice has decided to not release any information related to the its examination of the controversial Conservative bills C-51 and C-24 claiming that meeting the legal deadline would “interfere” with the Department’s operations. DOJ Act 1985 4.1 requires

Harper’s ‘new era of accountability’

By Michael Nabert It is becoming increasingly clear that you can believe in government accountability in Canada, or you can support the Harper government, but you cannot do both, any more than you can support not being on fire and

Seven years ago today, Harper government tried to keep secret Canada-U.S. deal allowing each other’s troops to be deployed in civil emergencies

On February 14, 2008, Canada and the U.S. signed an agreement paving the way for the troops from either nation to be deployed across the border on the other nation’s soil during emergencies, but the Harper government did not want