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Snow washing

Canada is one the world's most opaque jurisdictions when it comes to identifying the owners of private companies and trusts, according to anti-corruption campaigners who say that more rigorous checks are required to obtain a library card than to set up a company in the country.   (Guardian UK)  REPORT:   Secret entities   .pdf


Tax haven money

According to the government's official foreign direct investment statistics, Canadian businesses reduced their holdings in the top 10 tax havens from $272.4B in 2015 to $261B at the end of last year.   (Toronto Star)  REPORT:   Foreign direct investment, 2016     Private equity's $1T question 



NEW YORK - A Chinese man has transferred more than 29% of HNA Group of China - the equivalent of as much as $18B - to a New York-based private foundation. Understanding HNA's ownership structure is important because the company last year was the biggest Chinese investor in the US.   (NY Times)   MORE:   Mystery man gives away a fortune


Crooks bank

CYPRUS - The Cyprus-based FBME Bank, permanently blocked in April by a US court from access to the US banking system and thus basically shut down, has among its depositors arguably the biggest collection of financial outlaws the world has seen in decades.  (Asia Sentinel)   MORE:   Cyprus citizenship program


Money laundering properties

SAO PAULO - Thousands of properties in the most expensive neighborhoods of Sao Paulo belong to little more than 200 shell companies associated with tax havens.  The value of these properties is around $2.7B, of which 62% are business units and 29% are residential properties.   (EFE)  REPORT:   Secret is out


Global tax evasion investigation

ZURICH - Credit Suisse is at the centre of an international tax evasion investigation into 55,000 suspect bank accounts, which has involved the seizure of assets as part of coordinated action by authorities in Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Australia.  (Guardian UK)


Honest tax system

PARIS - Jerome Cahuzac, the minister who led Francois Hollande's drive for a more honest tax system, has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for tax fraud and secretly stashing his wealth in tax havens around the world.   (Guardian UK)   MORE:   Found guilty   Jerome Cahuzac affair 


Tax breaks cost billions

OTTAWA - The research paper released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) says breaks on personal income taxes in Canada cost almost as much as the government collects from those taxes, and they disproportionately benefit the rich.  (Huffington Post)  REPORT:   Out of the shadows


RESP for higher income families

An internal evaluation of the Canada Education Savings Program, which pours more than $800M in grants each year into the education-savings accounts of Canadian families, concludes that it is skewed toward the well-off.  (CBC) 


   US biggest foreign investor

CAYMAN ISLANDS - The biggest holder of US equities as the Cayman Islands which holds $628B worth of US equities despite having a GDP of less than $4B.  (Value Walk)   RELATED:   US trends in family wealth   .pdf


Banker accused

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra, the world's wealthiest banker, is suspected of paying $4.25M in bribes to tax authorities in exchange for their waiving some $415M in tax debt.  (EFE)   MORE:   Billionaire charged


Senator failed

WASHINGTON - Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has reportedly failed to disclose millions of dollars in income from various investments since taking office in 2007.  Corker is the third-ranking Republican serving on the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. The committee oversees the real-estate and financial-services sectors.   (Fortune) 


Operation Choke Point is illegal

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's 'Operation Choke Point' is so flagrantly illegal it cannot continue in any form under the law.   (Breitbart)   MORE:   Operation Choke Point   Pitchforks are coming   Your money for nothing   Is the Fed unconstitutional?  

Tax money for tax avoidance

VANCOUVER - The Canadian government provided more than $1B in loans to a mining company that used a complex offshore business structure to allegedly avoid nearly $700M in Canadian tax.  Turquoise Hill Resources, a Canadian company headquartered in Vancouver received a loan of $750M (US) in 2015 from Export Development Canada, a Crown corporation that supports Canadian businesses abroad.   (Toronto Star)  


Exit strategy

MALTA - Malta has just published a list of its newest citizens, and it's striking for the number of wealthy Russians on it  - more than 730 Russians in all.   (CBC)


Massive tax scandal 

BERLIN - An international group of bankers, lawyers and stockbrokers appears to have fiddled the tax system, employing practices which were at best unethical, at worst illegal.  Ultimately they may have deprived the state of nearly $36B.  (BBC)   MORE:   Multibillion Euro theft     Great tax robbery 


Corporate tax havens

Last year, Canadian corporations held $71B in assets in Barbados. They had another $36B in the Cayman Islands.  According to a recent estimate from CTF the amount of money Canadian corporations held in the world's top 10 tax havens jumped to $199B in 2014, from $187B a year earlier.  (Huffington Post)  MORE:   Inside the world's tax havens


   Billionaire philanthropy

By virtue of their great wealth, and a co-operative tax system, they'll be able to direct billions of dollars - a significant portion of which might otherwise have gone into the tax pool and been spent collectively - on the causes and solutions they favour, with little oversight.  (National Post)   MORE:   20 billionaires worth as much as half of America   Tax avoidance claims


World economic table

LONDON - Britain has overtaken France to become the world's fifth largest economy, new analysis shows.  The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said Britain's acceleration was also boosted by the inclusion of sex and drugs to UK growth.  (Telegraph UK)  London homes 'safe deposit boxes' for foreign buyers   Oil's wild ride   Risks to economy in 2015


Hunt for 'black money'

DELHI - The Central Bureau of Investigation said in 2012 that $500B was held by Indians in tax havens overseas.  India has a flourishing 'black money' economy that functions parallel to the legal economy. Undeclared income is used to fund election campaigns and buy land or real estate in order to avoid paying property taxes.   MORE:   Indian black money   One of the world's most corrupt militaries   Corruption in India 


Law to keep cops from stealing  

LOS ANGLES - Legislators are trying to make it harder for law enforcement officials to seize money and property from people who have not been charged with a crime.  (Epoch Times)      PREVIOUS:   Shakedown    


Story so far

LONDON - By channelling finance and profits through tax-haven subsidiaries, telecoms giant Vodafone is alleged to have avoided paying the British government billions of pounds in tax.  (BIJ)    MORE:  Undercover investigation exposes Swiss branches      

Global money laundering hub   

SHANGHAI - China is emerging as a global hub for money laundering, not just for Chinese but for criminals around the world.   (AP)    MORE:   Scammed for $3M


Cash in

OTTAWA - Canadians who tip off the revenue agency on major international tax evasion cases could be rewarded with 15% of the recovered money, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced in the federal budget.  (CTV)  MORE:   Tax: Supplementary information   CTV Budget 2013   Dirty little job-training secret   


US latest 'finger in the dyke' move

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration cracked down on certain overseas corporate mergers and acquisitions, aiming to curb American companies from shifting their ownership abroad to shirk paying US taxes.  (AP)  MORE:   Tim Hortons says new US rules won't stop sale   Corporate tax in the US   Not a tax dodge   Burger King   Tim Horton's   ATF report   .pdf       


New age of crony capitalism

'Rent-seeking' is what economists call a special type of money-making: the sort made possible by political connections. In the emerging world, the past quarter-century has been great for rent-seekers.  (Economist)   MORE:   Planet Plutocrat   Aristocracy of pull   Export-Import Bank of the US   Ex-Im subsidies 

Corporations in tax havens

TORONTO - The vast majority of the largest publicly-traded companies in Canada collectively have more than 1,000 subsidiaries in offshore tax havens, according to a new report from Canadians for Tax Fairness.  Of the 60 largest companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, all but 4 have subsidiaries in known tax havens, the report stated.  It said the use of those subsidiaries costs Canada $10B to $15B annually in lost tax revenue.   (Huffington Post)

Bay Street and Tax havens   .pdf

BMO tax avoidance

Money and power

'A lot of it's legal, that's exactly the problem'

'Privacy' protects political secrets

Trudeau's tax hypocrisy

Chief fundraiser linked

CRA not tracking taxes gap

CSL one of largest clients   CSL

New links between Russia and Team Trump

The Tax fixer   Leo Kolber

Latest offshore leak


Massive leak, again

CBC: Paradise Papers

Star: Paradise Papers

Guardian UK

Database now public

ICIJ offshore database

Help search the Paradise Papers


CRA squeezes disclosures

CRA service issues are systemic 

Lobbyists got advice from federal officials 

Key revelations so far

Canadian citizenship

Wafic Said

Honorary degrees

Institute is bankrolled by billionaires


Failure of open government in Canada

Skipping taxes helps earnings 

No evidence of wrongdoing

Law firm campaign to block tax legislation

3 former PMs

CRA vows action

Value of writing Canadian tax laws

OTTAWA - A dozen governments around the world say they've recovered a combined $500M in unpaid taxes so far thanks to the Panama Papers leak of tax-haven financial records in 2016.  But not a penny of that is destined for Canadian government coffers. The stark contrast is fuelling criticism of the CRA's effectiveness at catching offshore tax cheats, and comes in the wake of a CBC investigation that found few, if any, of the criminal convictions the agency cites in defence of its record actually have anything to do with offshore tax evasion.   (CBC) 

CRA raids 

New banking rules

Party Funding

Latest attempt


Another state secret

SZ - Panama papers
ICIJ - Panama Papers
Wikipedia - Panama Papers
Toronto Star - Panama papers

Law firm's heads arrested

Lava Jato

Law firm data leak 

Mossack Fonseca 

Overcoming the shadow economy

Bahamas data leak

Insider tax evasion

Guilty of tax evasion       

Tax haven profits

The scandal behind the Panama Papers

More aggressive CRA  

Taking on the tax havens 

Tax refund swindle

CRA pursuing criminal charges 


Weak laws help tax cheats   

Amazon settles tax avoidance with France 

New leak of offshore files

World of wealth managers

Canadian $$ to tax havens at all-time high

Senator is director of an offshore corporation

Search the database  

Government gift to OC        

Offshore firms' African operations

Secret deals in Africa

Middle class threatens globalization  

Taxman wants client list


Tax evasion

Tax avoidance

Fiction of the fair shake 

Doe speaks out 

Opening the vaults

CRA new strategy

CRA failing 

Countries pledge to fight graft

Anti-corruption summit London 2016

Creditability tested 

Deals with tax havens

Allan MacEachen   Pierre Trudeau   

How Canada got in bed with tax havens

32nd Canadian Parliament    

Contracts   SNC-Lavalin


CRA investigating

List of people named, so far

Mossack Fonseca announces legal action

Tax-cheat crackdown

High-risk taxpayers  

Tax havens all-time high  

CRA adding more staff

CRA crackdown on tax dodgers

Plan should recoup $2.6B

Firms recruited tax enforcement officials 

How to have a low-income  

Leaktivism comes of age  

Clintons' connection   

Global shell game

Billions hidden in anonymous bearer shares

Art of secrecy

Geneva Freeport

Rich Canadian woman 

Tax havens have no economic justification

Tax lobbying   CPA Canada 

CRA goes easy on rich  

US tax gap 2008-2010 $458B  .pdf

Foreign direct investment 2015

CRA has yet to pay any rewards 

Corrupt democracy

Documents are a mere speck of the iceberg

Law firm raided

Raid ends without compelling evidence

Nothing to see here, everything is legal


Victor Dahdaleh

Middleman in corruption scheme

Alcoa to pay $384M to settle bribery charges

Spinning the fallout

Taxes are for the little people

Canada to 'study'

Why is the diversion of wealth into tax havens tolerated and encouraged by law?

Revenue Canada hides tax haven data

How to get richer

Guide to Panama Papers 

Around 8% of global wealth is held offshore

Whistleblower role is 'vital'

Only morons paying taxes 

Game is rigged

Explained for a 5-year-old

Glimpse into 1 law firm

Laundering rules don't apply to lawyers

Mystery of Victor Dahdaleh

Canadian banks are doing enough

RBC to comb through records

Lots of Malaysians in Panama Papers     

Offshore dealings of Chinese elite

China ramps up censorship

Syrian bagman among named

Cameron accused of undermining claims
Offshore accounts data prompts questions
Tax havens are costing Canada billions

Egmont Group

US citizens have other places  

101 years of US income tax

Tax haven Canada

OTTAWA - Canada has quietly become a go-to destination for international tax cheats eager to exploit the country's twin benefits of a sterling reputation and rules that allow private companies to keep their ownership secret.   (CBC)  

Part 1   Part 2  Part 3   Part 4  

Signatures nominees and 200 companies

How to fix Canada's tax-haven problem

High income, paying no taxes

Judge recused himself

Judges probed

Rossiter        Bocock         Pelletier

Tax judge

Grow a spine

Wealthy Canadians exposed

Another state secret  

Canadian banks, Russian OC money

Stop being a safe haven

Hermitage Capital Management

Looting of Russia 

Gag order

CRA deleted docs

Receptions are legal

Uncollected debt soars to $38B

Double standard

Independent appointment linked 

CRA's secret amnesty


Law firm endorsed tax dodge  

Fraser Milner Casgrain



Divorce tax dodge  

Secret deal spark anger inside CRA

Tax sham  

Isle of Man

CEOs' pay increases

TORONTO - The country's 100 highest remunerated CEOs pulled down an average of $9.2M in 2013, about 25% more than the $7.35M they amassed in 2008, said an analysis released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.  (CBC)  

Tax loopholes

CEOs 2015 salaries

Where your money goes

Minimums for politicians who steal

Excessive taxes

Laffer curve

Paying for unelected spin doctors

Average net worth up 7.7%  

Median net worth rises

Middle class being hit

Income gap growing

Top capturing growing share of total income

1% taking lion's share

86 have as much wealth as 11M

Middle class dream a ' myth'

Marriage gap

Home affordability to deteriorate

BC families wealthiest

Tax bill up 1,787% since 1961

Debt passes $600B mark

Debt Clock   

New Year hikes hit paycheques

'Sneaky' tax hikes

Survey of financial security, 2012 

Executive excess 2012 

Global laundromat

LONDON - The Financial Conduct Authority and fraud police will examine allegations that Britain's high street banks processed nearly $740M from a vast money laundering operation run by Russian criminals.   (Guardian UK)

Money from Russia into the UK

How laundered cash was spent

Russian laundromat exposed

Swiss leaks

Luxembourg leaks

Bureaucratic tax avoidance

European Commission

Guardian HSBC files

HSBC used by Canadian billionaires

Frank Giustra

Joseph Kruger II

Double standard

HSBC publishes apology


List of Canadians by net worth 

Fined over money laundering


HSBC to pay $1.9B fine in US

Bank named for money laundering


Banca Privada d'Andorra

Fast settlement

Standard Chartered

Other regulators blindsided

Money laundering accusations

3 more banks to pay up

Citigroup settles

Citigroup’s $285M nuisance fine

Citigroup settles


Too big to fail

6 largest banks

Gangster bankers 

Money laundering settlement


Drug war is a joke

Global bank above the law 

HSBC laundered billions

A business expense

HSBC case history

HSBC used by 'drug kingpins'

Pavlis v. HSBC

Report of fine

Western banks 'reaping billions'

Banks help offshore clients

US is an oligarchy

WASHINGTON - A new study is showing that, although America is always going on about how it is a Democracy, it is, in fact, an Oligarchy. Or, rather, it is a Plutocratic Oligarchy, meaning that the vast majority of decisions are made to benefit a small amount of people.  (Death and Taxes) 


Testing Theories of US politics   .pdf

The Power Elite

Explore the Power Elite

Trickle-out oligarch economics 

Corporate anonymity

VANCOUVER - The winner of the TED Prize plans to use the $1M award to launch a global campaign to put an end to the practice of companies operating anonymously.  (Globe & Mail) 

Global Witness    

Chase Bank limits cash withdrawals

How to stay ahead of the Gatsby curve

Gatsby curve 

Wealth paradox  

$5.2T sovereign wealth market


Global corruption barometer 2013

Rich getting richer

Rise in wealth for the wealthy

Pew Research Center

Super rich getting richer

100 richest Canadians in 2012

Low earners’ sweet spot

Working but not getting ahead

Canada #9

My world is falling apart - and so is yours

Corruption translates to anger

Governments can't fix it

Fiscal Monitor Report   .pdf  

RCMP Probing Offshore Vancouver Market

Sovereign Wealth Funds rankings

5 years later

WASHINGTON - The US government will come under intense pressure to explain what action it took after receiving a massive cache of leaked data that revealed how the Swiss banking arm of HSBC helped wealthy customers conceal billions of dollars of assets.   (Guardian UK)

Offices raided

Swiss bank searched

Tax dodging by wealthy clients

HSBC 'helped rich clients dodge tax'

Government defends pursing tax avoiders 

Contribute in other ways

Swiss leaks 

Guardian HSBC files


Secret account revealed

Stuart Gulliver

Scandal caused damage to banks' reputation

$81M to Clinton Foundation

UK had files before they made boss minister

HSBC sheltered murky cash

Luxembourg Leaks

Bombardier among companies exposed  

More secret tax deals

Offshore money

Privileged status

2008 UK bank rescue package

Drug money saved banks

Whistleblower hit with theft charges

EU Commission President

Jean-Claude Juncker

Internal loans

Leaked documents

EU to press Luxembourg on tax breaks  

Asset managers arrested 

Keep taxman in dark

Offshore tax avoidance

Multimillion dollar court fight

James B Love  

Big banks help tax havens

Tax loopholes revealed

Swiss banks reveal data to US tax authorities

'Aided' US tax evaders

Leaked database released

Tax avoidance on an industrial scale

Tax haven leaks

Profiles of 10 Canadians

$170B in tax havens

Request for names 

French banks to list foreign subsidiaries

Attempt to look tough on tax-havens  

How the rich hide their money

Data leak reverberates around globe

Senator's husband put $1.7M offshore

Vast web exposed

Offshore secrets

Sophisticated scam

How to hide money offshore  

Fighting foreign bribery

Tougher rules

Tax havens at all-time high

44 offshore tax cheats convicted

G7 agree to target tax evasion

Authorities announce tax haven investigation

Canada excluded

Offshore account

Crackdown falls short

Offshore data leak

Inside the global offshore money maze

Crack down on UK's offshore tax havens

Global companies grilled over tax avoidance

How ICIJ analyzed offshore files

Center for Public Integrity

G8 global tax crackdown

G8 agree to tackle tax evasion

Country enforcement anti-bribery 2012


Firepower International

Tax haven

Countries rattle by data leak

Piercing the secrecy

Politicians dig out plans

Tax us if you can

Canadian firm used

British tax havens need bailouts

Bankruptcy threat to the Cayman Islands

Potential future scandals

Tax havens  

Switzerland accepts standard

OECD standard on assistance in tax matters

Switzerland eases banking secrecy


Senate Subcommittee on Investigations

UBS boss charged

Raoul Weil

Zurich's secretive 'Canada Desk'

US, Switzerland showdown

UBS will only release onshore details


New tax havens

Bribery allegations


Bank secrecy masks a world of crime 

Offshore shenanigans 

Use of tax havens   .pdf  

Too many bankers taking cocaine

Obama's UBS fundraiser

2008 Liechtenstein tax affair

Tax haven closed

UBS    LGT Bank

Frank Lowy

Congressional probe

Laundromat Royale

Tax authorities pay for bank details

Tax havens

Open Secrets

Tax bill

BRUSSELS - Ireland must recover up to $14.6B in unpaid taxes from Apple, European officials said on Tuesday.  The European Commission, which administers EU law, said the Irish government had granted illegal state aid to Apple by helping the tech giant to artificially lower its tax bill for more than 20 years.  Apple paid tax at 1%, or less, on profits attributed to its subsidiaries in Ireland, well below the 35% top rate of corporate tax in the US and Ireland's 12.5% rate.   (CNN)

EC press release 

Why Ireland doesn't want the taxes


G20 backs plan to stop global tax avoidance

Global tax chaos

Federal reserve cartel

Corporations tax savings

Corporations stockpile tops $500B

Senate investigation

Corporate tax avoidance

G20 officials defuse currency war

EU names some tax havens  

EU blacklist   .pdf

EU creates a blacklist 

Tax rates around the world

Tax rate picks winners and losers

Tax clampdown will harm profits

Corporate tax avoidance

Base erosion and profit shifting

Game of corporate tax avoidance

Reforms to tax system for curbing avoidance

OECD tax reforms

Attempt to rewrite the corporate tax rule book

OECD releases plan to curb tax-dodging

Now it's up to the Nations


Corporate taxes


Value of complexity

CEO defends tax tactics

Profit shifting

Addressing base erosion and profit shifting

Vulnerable to currency war

Institute for Policy Studies

Flaherty pleased

CEOs paid more than paid in taxes 

Crack down on evasion

Canada enabling

WASHINGTON - Testifying before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Senator Rand Paul said the intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) negotiated by the US with various countries after it adopted the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) did not get the proper authorization.    (CBC)  

Sharing personal information

Uncle Sam shake down

Court fight to stop FACTA

Ginny Hills and Gwen Deegan  


Gov't sells out 7.3M    

Sold out by Canada 

Canadian banks now informants

Tax evasion 'crackdown'

Canada to give bank data to US

Canadian banks report to the US

Canada gives out your info

Privacy Act   

G20 to share tax records

Tax-on-tax grab

Tax gap  

Paying to get out

IRS refunds

ATLANTA - The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.  (CNS News) 

US $1T budget bill with riders   Rider  

Spending bill good for Wall Street    

US corporate taxes

1 in 15 now rank as poorest poor

US debt clock 

Substantial changes are needed  .pdf 

Corporate US tax dodgers 2008-2010   .pdf 

Canada's 'Cyprus solution'

OTTAWA - Buried deep in 2013's federal budget is an ambiguously worded section.  It boils down to this: Ottawa is contemplating the possibility of a Canadian bank failure - and the same sort of pitiless prescription that was just imposed in Cyprus.   (CBC)

Bank deposit insurance

Bank run

Unintended consequences  

Budget 2013  .pdf  

Quality of life  

A national index of well-being shows many Canadians are still bruised by the effects of the 2008-09 recession, as quality-of-life measures have lagged economic growth.  (Globe & Mail)

Canadian index of wellbeing 2016   .pdf 

Taxes biggest expense

Taxes rule

Still spending more on taxes the basics

Taxes cost more

Quarter living paycheque to paycheque

Living the good life


Tax credit of no use to 60%

Disability Tax Credit

Wealth Paradox series

Half the world's wealth

Global wealth 2017  

High-income trends among tax filers, 2015

Income increases 

2016 rich get richer 

Canadian millionaires

Who are the 1%ers  

1%ers received 10% of income

High-income trends taxfilers, 1982-2013

After tax income

Income of Canadians 2009  

Driving force no more  

Tax freedom day 2 days later  

UNICEF ranks Canada 17th

Child well-being in rich countries 

Better life than most

OECD Better Life Index

OECD Better Life Index: Canada  

2013 measuring well-being  

Canadians using food banks near record

Household debt at record levels   

Britain's super rich are wealthier

National net worth and wealth

Super wealthy getting richer

Billionaire census 2014

Offshore tax dealings

Bank leak

Inside the global offshore money maze   

Global wealth report 2014   .pdf  

Money laundering in Canada, 2009  

Nearly one-third of wealthy are new

Canada's 1%ers

High-income Canadian 1985-2010

World's wealthiest

Richest 1% own nearly half of global wealth 

A new generation of poverty

StatCan: EI Dec 2008

Household net worth

EI jumps 10.6%

Household debt at all-time high

Parties still playing politics

Premiers call for 'stability'

Dangerous scramble to do something 

Fewer Canadians can afford RRSPs

Stimulus money floods Tory ridings

AB forecasts $4.7B deficit

Child poverty falls in Canada 

Quarter of British children living in poverty

Impact of redistribution on income   .pdf

US rich still getting richer

Where the billionaires live

Split between rich & poor

State of the world's children 2012 


Gap at record high

Why inequality keeps rising    OECD

Country Note: Canada  .pdf  

Canadian Index of Wellbeing

OECD tells Ottawa to keep rates low

Bleak future for UK's young

Quality of living report 2011

Decline in Canadian wellbeing

World's richest

Canadian Index of Wellbeing

Canadian quality of life hammered

Wealth gap  

Canadian investors gouged by fees  

Rich severance a poor deal

Price gap

World income inequality   

Canadian inequality   .pdf  

Sustainability & elderly benefits   .pdf 

Punch Drunk  .pdf    

'We are the 30%'   

Income gap widening quickly

Canadians fall deeper into debt   

Canada Inequality   

Poverty costs BC $9B per year

Canada 11th of 22

Commitment to Development Index

Center for Global Development,

The best place to live    Finland

2009 prosperity index

Worst places in Canada for winter

Conference board: Society report

Tax cuts won't buy a cup of coffee

Rich get richer, rest don't

Ontario hunger report 2008  .pdf

How Canadians are really faring

Gini coefficient  

List of countries by income equality

Rich people less ethical

Rules forcing people into destitution

Ontarians turning to food banks

Growing unequal

National Council of Welfare

Closing the gap in a generation

Campaign 2000

Child poverty soars in Ontario suburbs

Rise of Canada's richest 1%   .pdf   

Sticker shock

Non-refundable personal tax credits

Quest Food Exchange

Power brokers gather

CHANTILLY - The Bilderberg Group meeting in Chantilly, Virginia, will attract 131 elites - from politicians and bankers to business titans and European royalty.  (Daily Mail)


Conference is out of touch  

Attendee list 2013  

List of Bilderberg participants 

Bilderberg meetings official website

Bilderberg Group    

Attendee list 2016

Elite gathering 2016

Bilderberg 2016 agenda

Feel uneasy 

Attendee list 2015

Attendee list 2014

You aren't invited


ISLAMABAD - An anti-corruption court in Pakistan has indicted the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over allegations involving his family's ownership of expensive London property.  (Guardian UK)

Nawaz Sharif

Ousted PM indicted

PM resigns

Top court disqualifies PM

Brought down by a font

Brother to be next leader    


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