Canadian super-star Shania Twain lives in Switzerland. She says she"loves winter and needs space". But she is also set up to avoid paying taxes at home as her celebrity neighbours who make no bones about why they live there.
Tax evasion, corruption and other financial crimes cost African countries $60Billion a year rendering it the poorest continent on the globe. Now leaders from the 54 countries of the African Union (AU) are fighting back. And it might have implications for some major Canadian companies.
Childcare, seniors care, education and roads. These things cost provinces a lot of money. Twice a year provincial premiers get together to talk serious issues - but why are they letting billions slip through their fingers because of tax loopholes and havens? It is bad fiscal management.
Outraged at the story that the CEO of Target who is getting a $70 million personal severance package that equals the total amount being offered to all 17,600 laid off Canadian employees? You aren't alone. Sadly the story gets even more outrageous than that. While regular workers pay tax on each and every penny of their severance, CEOs get a tax free pass on 50 per cent of income from stock options. We have to clean this up.