Each time public sector unions in Canada go to the bargaining table to seek improvements in the working conditions of their members and the quality of public services for all Canadians, they are inevitably met by governments claiming not to have the money to meet union demands. To mobilize the public against union demands governments are usually quick to evoke the spectre of middle class tax hikes. However, a new campaign by the Tax Justice Network called “Tackle Tax Havens” aims to expose the extent to which governments allow millions in lost tax revenue to flee to various international tax havens. Canadians for Tax Fairness estimates that $81 billion is lost to tax evasion each year in Canada.
Here is the Tackle Tax Havens video: