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A WhistleBlower's Message to Canada

Author: Canadians for Tax Fairness, Published on: 22 April 2016

…"Canadians deserve to know to what extent multinationals are avoiding taxation,” Antoine Deltour told Canadians for Tax Fairness. “Big corporations often reach effective tax rates close to 0% while small businesses face full corporate tax rates. It's a matter of loyalty. Multinationals need a full range of public utilities and services, from roads to a skilled workforce. Yet, they avoid their contribution to it. It is hard to comprehend why this happens."…

He admits he copied unencrypted tax files from PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC)in 2010. The information contained in those files became known as LuxLeaks. They blew the lid off the tax dodging practices of the world’s most powerful multinationals…

Six years later, the only people to be charged are Deltour, a second auditor, and a French journalist…But not one multinational faces charges in any country. Meanwhile, 29-year-old Deltour could face up to 10 years in jail…

“There are people making a lot of money enabling criminals and terrorists with their secret tax evasion and money laundering. They are guilty of aiding and abetting criminal activity. They are the ones who should be facing the courts.” [said C4TF’s Dennis Howlett]

… Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna… described LuxLeaks as a “game changer” that led EU regulators to expand a probe into tax deals across the 28-nation bloc…[Also refers to Apple, Starbucks]

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