August 5, 2021

CBC Investigates: Trudeau’s chief fundraiser linked to Cayman Islands tax scheme

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By Harvey Cashore, Chelsea Gomez, Gillian Findlay From CBC News Massive offshore leak reveals secrets of Stephen Bronfman’s company In the early summer of 2015, Justin Trudeau was the star attraction at a private fundraiser in Montreal hosted by philanthropist andfinancier Stephen Bronfman. Bronfman, an heir to the Seagram family fortune and a close Trudeau family friend, […]

Wealthy Canadians exposed in KPMG offshore tax ‘sham’

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By Harvey Cashore, Kimberly Ivany, Frederic Zalac, Gillian Findlay, From CBC News $5-million ‘minimum’ entry fee to get into offshore scheme A billionaire Ontario developer with an Order of Canada, a senior vice-president with media giant Rogers Communications and the owners of Winnipeg’s famed Nutty Club candy factory are among numerous wealthy Canadians who appear […]

Canada’s role in ‘snow washing’ money to evade taxes

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By Martin Kenney From Our Windsor Ca Mossack Fonseca’s office in the British Virgin Islands drew global attention, but the offshore financial centres in Cayman, Scotland, Canada and most notably in the U.S. are not perfect either Canadians should be concerned that our good name is being used to add credibility to companies and individuals […]

Canada: CRA convicts a fraction of offshore tax evaders

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By MARCO CHOWN OVED Foreign Affairs Reporter From The Star Documents obtained by the Star show Canada is lagging far behind other countries in convicting tax cheats who exploit offshore tax havens. As worldwide pressure grows to fight offshore tax evasion, new statistics obtained by the Star show the Canadian government has convicted only 49 […]

For leading tax haven lawyer, there’s nothing wrong with protecting assets offshore

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By Peter Kuiten From Financial Post Andrew Rogerson runs Rogerson Law Group, which employs 10 lawyers and advertises that it establishes offshore trusts “in exotic locations from the Cayman Islands to Switzerland and beyond.” Peter J. Thompson/National PostAndrew Rogerson runs Rogerson Law Group, which employs 10 lawyers and advertises that it establishes offshore trusts “in […]

Adventures in tax avoidance: Canada’s deep offshore tax haven connections

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From Business Vancouver Much of the activity is legal, but it siphons away billions in tax revenue from government coffers The massive Panama Papers data leak shines a light not only on the dirty money being shuffled through tax havens, but also on the legal and common use of offshore accounts to significantly cut tax […]