Trudeau's promise to fighting tax evasion and tax avoidance in doubt.
The Council of Canadians says it is time to end loopholes for the super-rich, clamp down on wealthy tax dodgers, and implement fair taxation.
The Toronto Star comments, "The so-called Paradise Papers, a leaked trove of more than 13 million documents from three offshore law firms and the registries of 19 tax havens, make stark the extraordinary costs of the international community’s failure to come to grips with the challenges of tax evasion and avoidance. For the Trudeau government, in particular, the leaks are a political nightmare. The Paradise Papers make clear how inadequate the Liberals’ efforts on these issues have been. And, because some in the party’s inner circle, including its top fundraiser Stephen Bronfman, are implicated, the leak feeds into a dangerous narrative about why this government’s appetite for greater fairness may be suspect."