Federal government taxation system remains a confusing mess
An open letter to Kevin Sorenson, Conservative MP for Crowfoot:
Did you or your staff see W5’s story entitled Tax Me If You Can, on Saturday, Aug. 3? W5 alleges that Canada did not go after a 100-plus tax cheats who deposited over a $100 million in tax haven accounts in Liechtenstein.
W5 also alleges that the Canadian Revenue Agency has fewer auditors to go after tax cheats in Canada. True? What about auditors going after tax cheat overseas?
W5 also claims that Canada is losing over $80 billion in tax money every year. True?
I’m a bit confused because I don’t know who to believe. On the one hand, the federal government is saying one thing and W5 is saying the opposite.
W5 also claims that the agency responsible for taxation has not been co-operating with W5 on this issue.
Changing topics: What is the situation with the F-35 program? Has the Canadian government seriously looked at other fighter plane makers (France’s Rafaele, Sweden’s Grippen, European Consortium’s Tornado, or the Super Hornet from the U.S.)?
Just wondering since the price tag for the F-35 now stands at $120 million per plane.
These planes that I have mentioned would probably go for half the price of the F-35, and they are operational right now, whereas the F-35 is not, and it’s behind schedule and over-budgeted.