It looks like $35 million and 192 inspectors are on the chopping block according to documents posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and major media reports.
The tax system has morphed into an unwieldy mess of loopholes that are ineffective except for helping very wealthy people avoid paying taxes.
When a group of Saskatchewan people who follow us on Facebook and our webpage erected a huge billboard to support our work, we were thrilled. It was simple. effective and inspiring.
The most expensive and most egregious tax loopholes such as the Stock Option Deduction, Capital Gain Deduction and Business Entertainment Deduction have not been touched.
Will Finance Minister Jim Flaherty do the right thing on Budget Day, February 11? Send him a message now asking him to close unfair tax loopholes and tackle tax havens.
Our tax system is riddled with unfair and ineffective loopholes that cost federal and provincial governments a lot of money and disproportionately benefit higher income taxpayers.
Japanese multinational corporations are prevented quite effectively from the use of tax havens by having a very simple law which was first enacted in the late 70's.
The world’s largest non-governmental organizations, labour and faith groups are “putting world leaders on notice – members of civil society are uniting for tax justice everywhere.”
Canadians will continue to lose a minimum of $7.8 billion a year if Prime Minister Harper and other members of the G8 fail to agree on a plan to tackle global tax havens.
Send a message to Stephen Harper with this form and tell him you want Canada to join G8 leaders in endorsing U.K. PM David Cameron's tax haven action plan.