As probably you know, the Con regime has given the Canada Revenue Agency more money to go after its enemies.
While depriving it of the resources and the inspectors to go after tax evaders.
Well now it turns out there may be method to that madness.
For it seems that when it comes to tax evasion, the Cons are part of the problem.
The federal agency that invests civil servants' pensions set up a complex scheme of European shell companies and exploited loopholes that helped it avoid paying foreign taxes — a move that could undermine Canada's standing internationally as its allies try to mount a crackdown on corporate tax avoidance.
But don't ask Tony Clement to explain that one, because he knows NOTHING.
Treasury Board President Tony Clement, who oversees the pension body and appoints its members, replied that it is an "arm’s-length administration from the federal government" with its own board of directors.
"We of course on this side of the House expect that all investments should be done in compliance with laws and rules and regulations in a transparent manner, and to the greater benefit of the clients," Clement said.
Just watch him squirm as he tries to dodge the questions...
And then ask yourself is this a government or a Con mob?
That would use the CRA to go after a gentle group of bird watchers.
But would allow the big tax cheaters to rob us blind.
A former RCMP corporal who probed commercial crime for 16 years for the Mounties said he's concerned his pension money is being shifted to one of the very jurisdictions that used to stonewall some of his money-tracing investigations.
While breaking their promise to crack down on them, in a most scandalous manner.
"The late Jim Flaherty had promised in Budget 2013 to go after large corporations who cheat the Canadian system and Canadian taxpayers with aggressive offshore tax avoidance. Since then, Finance Minister Joe Oliver has consulted with big businesses and shelved the project," Liberal MP and revenue critic Emmanuel Dubourg said in a statement Thursday.
Even as those Con artists try to buy votes with OUR money.
And even as the hapless Joe Oliver prepares to deliver his fall economic update.
Joe Oliver will release a fiscal update next week that will show just how much surplus cash will be left after the government enacts its multibillion-dollar package of family-focused tax cuts.
In a place where the opposition can't ask any embarrassing questions.
The timing of the update means it will be delivered during the one week in November that the House of Commons is not in session.
So one might well ask this question:
I don't know why finance minister can't deliver fiscal update on Parliament Hill instead of in a Toronto ballroom full of Bay Street types.
— Stephen Maher (@stphnmaher) November 6, 2014
Or ask why one should have to PAY to hear an economic update?
At an event sponsored by a big law firm and a big bank.
Or just ask the question I asked earlier: is this a government of the people, or a Con mob for the wealthy?
And of course the answer to that one is OBVIOUS.
And the only questions that remain to be answered are when can we defeat them?
And send their disgraceful leader Boss Harper.
To the place he belongs...
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