Friday, May 17, 2013

It's time to play Canadian taxpayers' favourite game show, "Want to be a senator?"

Good Day Readers:

And what about Senator Pamela Wallin who's travel expenses are currently the subject of a separate, independent audit? She sure has been quiet lately.

And then there's Senator Pana Merchant wife of Regina-based husband Tony ("Mr. Class Action Lawsuit") shown below.
Senator Merchant was already on the public record as supporting tougher legislation/better monitoring of offshore accounts designed to avoid the Canada Revenue Agency. Problem is, her husband was recently named in a massive data leak (160 times larger than Wikileaks) as one of approximately 450 Canadians identified by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists as holding such accounts. While certainly not illegal squirreling away such income from the taxman is - Ms Merchant was named as the benefactor. Media reports have suggested Mr. Merchant did not check off the question on his income tax return, "Do you have an offshore account(s)?"
Is what you are witnessing thus far the tip of the senatorial iceberg? Stay tuned as more shoes will surely drop.

Clare L. Pieuk


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