April 11, 2016

Liberals promise clamp down on tax evaders BUT what happens if the accused is one of their own?

Brian LilleyArchive

This morning the Liberals held a news conference on the issue of tax avoidance and tax evasion making clear their intention to crack down on those who break the rules when trying to hide wealth. 

It’s certainly a serious issue but from what we’ve seen so far of their plan, there’s little reason to believe they’ll accomplish much with what they’re proposing especially since they show little interest in what’s going on in their own backyard.

Hyped rhetoric expressing a desire to clamp down on tax evaders is easy for Liberals to do. But then there are the facts which is where the Liberals seem to lose interest.

In the coming days we at The Rebel will bring you a story about who actually pays the taxes and it might shock you.

But in the meantime, know this - the Liberals are full of rhetoric but are awfully forgiving if the person being accused is one of their own.

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commented 2016-04-12 17:44:22 -0400
I must not be a liberal (phew!) because the jackals at Revenue Canada are after me with a vengeance. I’m a disabled person who gets less than $1000 a month, but I had the audacity to receive a few thousand dollars’ settlement from a former employer, 5 years ago. Since then they’ve been demanding hundreds of dollars per year after “reassessing” my settlement tax year, three times so far. I get my piddly refund, spend it on necessities, then weeks later I get the yearly demand. This year the blood money is over $700. I had to sell off belongings to pay it. They also cut off my Ontario pharma assistance because of the settlement, so I pay $200 a month for pain meds, if I can afford it (I can’t). Today I got a letter from Ontariowe telling me they owe me $255, but until I pay them $60 I get nothing.

Lessons learned: a) I should never have reported that settlement, since tax evaders in this country get rewarded and honest people get screwed;
b) I should have used the settlement money to move to a third world hellhole, convert to Islam and apply for refugee status. On Turdeau’s Animal Farm, “turd world GOOD – Canadians BAAAAD!” (with apologies to George Orwell)
commented 2016-04-12 17:31:06 -0400
Frank asked, “Why not ask the government instead of throwing around misinformation.”

You are one naive individual, Frank.
commented 2016-04-12 16:11:55 -0400
“….the Liberals are full of rhetoric but are awfully forgiving if the person being accused is one of their own.”

Have you never heard of “Honour among thieves.”?
commented 2016-04-12 12:58:08 -0400
A guy goes out and uses his intelligence and energy to produce some wealth. With courage and hard work he takes risks with his own wealth to increase it, and wins or loses. A typical wealth producer – who’s not on the inside of the Canadian-Crony-Capitalist-Party (CCCP).
A wealth sucker then comes along in the form of a government worker/politician and steals this guy’s wealth ‘legally’ through self righteously enforced, hypocritical and unfair taxation – ya know, ‘Make the Rich Pay’. And then gives it away to a bunch of other guys sitting around complaining and twiddling their thumbs or something. Of course they take an end for themselves and their cronies, and subvert our way of life with our money in the process!
Can any moral person blame the guy for wanting to protect some of his hard won wealth?
Liberals promising to clamp down on tax evaders? When pigs fly.
commented 2016-04-12 12:48:14 -0400
Why not ask the government instead of throwing around misinformation. Go for the facts.
Use simple news principles to bring objective facts to the fore.
commented 2016-04-12 10:38:06 -0400
Jay Kelly not here to worry about spelling, I care about what people have to say.
commented 2016-04-12 10:36:06 -0400
liberals and tax evasion seem to be a natural fit. Paul martin was and likely still is the king of tax evaders. Moving his Canada steamship lines from country to country to avoid taxes , one wonders how many more liberals are up to the same thing. Marc harb the senator comes to mind as a dishonest tax cheat. Where is the outrage ?
commented 2016-04-12 08:54:56 -0400
That’s it Jay avoid the truth. Dumb Ass
commented 2016-04-12 08:50:33 -0400
All the liberals know how to do is raise taxes and waste the money raised in helping aveyone but Canadians.
The US is called the policemen of the world with it’s nose in every nation’s affairs.
But who decided that Canada was the Mother Theresa of the world living in poverty and helping everyone else?
commented 2016-04-12 04:00:22 -0400
Jay Kelly ADSCAM and McGuinty’s chief of staff getting charged while wynne and mcguilty get nothing.
commented 2016-04-12 01:34:04 -0400
Looking forward to what Brian has to say in the upcoming days. This is going to be good.
commented 2016-04-12 00:40:08 -0400
Drew, what are you talking about?
commented 2016-04-12 00:25:17 -0400
The only way a liberal will be charged under this is if they are a small player in a scheme and there is a scapegoat needed for a more important liberal. There is precedence for this.
commented 2016-04-12 00:14:09 -0400
why do I get the feeling they have already rewritten the tax code to exclude their friends from ever doing anything wrong. I mean really, if the libs ever tell the truth, I will probably die from neurogenic shock.
commented 2016-04-11 23:28:28 -0400
More Librano flatulence – I’ll believe they’re serious when they audit Powercorp, Bombardier or CSL for that matter. The LPC is a party run by establishment tax avoiders.
commented 2016-04-11 21:55:47 -0400
Thank you, Lloyd, I like your playfulness with language.

Seriously, do you think the Rebel will tighten up a bit on the use of punctuation and capitalization and spelling?

The Rebel raises some important issues in a way no media outlet seems willing to do. Most of those who come on The Rebel for the first time are turned off right away by the pathetic use of typing. Can we change that?
commented 2016-04-11 21:40:53 -0400
Our man in Ottawa, keep on them BRIAN , always look forward to the exposure

J——- I’AM shocked that your shocked – not ! ,just another yawn
commented 2016-04-11 21:00:16 -0400
“The Rebel will bring you a story about who actually pays the taxes and it might shock you.”

It might shock us indeed, but given the Rebel’s overuse of the word ‘shock’ in quotation marks — “shock” — in all capitals — SHOCK — and followed by one or more exclamation marks — SHOCK!!! — it will probably be just another yawn.

Thanks for the warning.
commented 2016-04-11 20:55:38 -0400
CRA were a bunch of hucksters, losing tax returns and playing all kinds of stupid fucking games to hang an audit around your neck and make you pay.

And then Harper showed up and it all got straightened out. CRA even got an ombudsman.

Obama used the IRS as an attack dog on his enemies.

Expect the same from Bernie Trudeau – CRA is going to return to its days of “fuck the tax laws, you owe us money”.

Yet another reason for US companies to leave Canada.
commented 2016-04-11 20:49:06 -0400
Will they be looking into Paul Martins affairs?
commented 2016-04-11 19:52:31 -0400
And, is anyone surprised by this?
commented 2016-04-11 19:50:19 -0400
Murray Edwards is owner of Calgary Flames and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, an oil production company. He recently changed address from Calgary to London, England. Reason, higher taxes implemented by Notley. Edwards went from 40 to 48% tax and flipped the bird to Alberta. Notley thought she was going to squeeze an extra 20 million out of Edwards and now she is going to get nothing. Nutley Dumbocratic Poopshow strikes again.
commented 2016-04-11 19:48:38 -0400
The state must punish success, unless you are member of the oligarchy. Been done before, the final outcome is only the members reap the rewards and the rest are shot.
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