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BC Green leader to prod government into seizing homes of money launderers, tax evaders, real estate racketeers

By Drew Penner The BC Green party wants the province to start seizing the homes of foreign buyers involved in criminal activity as the NDP government waffles on the legality of such a move. In response to a ThinkPol article

BC can legally seize lawbreaking foreign buyers’ homes, lawyer says

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbia government can legally seize the homes of a group of foreign buyers whose immigration fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering, money laundering and a host of other illegal activities came to light in a recent

CRA to tighten voluntary disclosure program

By ThinkPol Staff Canada’s tax agency will tighten the controversial program that allowed wealthy tax evaders to turn themselves in without fear of prosecution or civil penalties. The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) was set up in

Real estate developer nailed for tax evasion

By ThinkPol Staff A Metro Vancouver real estate developer has been sentenced to 12 months probation and fined $42,950 for tax evasion, the Canada Revenue Agency says. Harpreet Kaur Sidhu of Burnaby, British Columbia, the sole director and shareholder of

99% of CIBC shareholders vote to remain in tax havens

By Amy Chen CIBC shareholders voted 99%-1% to kill a proposal calling for the bank to pull out of tax havens and other low tax jurisdictions at the corporation’s annual shareholder meeting today in Ottawa. The proposal put forward shareholder

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

Another “natural person” tax “educator” sentenced to four years in prison

A Quebec man was sentenced to four years in prison today by a Court of Quebec judge in Sherbrooke for “educating” individuals to avoid paying taxes using the discredited “natural person theory”, a day after a British Columbia court handed

Subject Harper to RCMP criminal investigation over offshore tax haven scandal, 3 out of 5 Canadians say

A significant majority of Canadians (61%) want to see Stephen Harper subjected to an RCMP criminal investigation over his and his government’s role in the KPMG tax haven scandal which allowed billionaires to pay no taxes while obtaining federal and