Frédéric Zalac

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B.C. billionaire brothers' use of KPMG offshore tax scheme exposed in emails

Numerous internal emails filed in court this summer reveal involvement of Caleb and Tom Chan in a KPMG offshore scheme so secret, neither Canadian tax collectors nor even their spouses were ever supposed to find out.
FIFTH ESTATE

Names of SNC employees, executives behind thousands of dollars in illegal Liberal Party donations revealed

A confidential document sent to the Liberal Party of Canada in 2016, and obtained by CBC/Radio-Canada, reveals how top officials at embattled engineering firm SNC-Lavalin were named in a scheme to illegally influence Canadian elections.
CBC Investigates

737 Max flight manual may have left MCAS information on 'cutting room floor'

In the over 1,600-page flight manual of Boeing's 737 Max 8 planes, the aircraft's new MCAS computer system, now at the centre of the investigations into two deadly crashes, is mentioned only once by name — in the glossary of abbreviated terms.
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Wealthy would-be immigrants told to lie about their assets, intentions — even their identity

Rich foreigners seeking Canadian residency through a controversial Quebec program are advised to hide questionable assets, lie about their intention to settle in the province and even adopt a new identity, in a hidden-camera investigation by Radio-Canada.
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Rich investors granted Canadian residency despite suspicions of fake documents and dubious assets

Some rich foreigners seeking Canadian residency under a special Quebec program for wealthy investors couldn't point to the province on a map while others submitted fake documents or disguised their assets — yet many of them were still accepted for immigration, former civil servants say.
PARADISE PAPERS

Doubts cast on Canadian citizenship of Mulroney's billionaire friend

A wealthy Syrian-British investor who Brian Mulroney calls a "close friend," and who parked much of his fortune offshore, obtained Canadian citizenship under unclear circumstances in the 1990s, a Radio-Canada/Toronto Star investigation has found.
FIFTH ESTATE

Judicial watchdog finds no problem with judges attending sponsored cocktail parties

The Canadian Judicial Council has dismissed complaints against federal judges who attended sponsored cocktail events at an international tax conference in Europe.
FIFTH ESTATE

Tax court judge recuses himself from KPMG-linked trial after CBC revelations

A federal tax court judge has recused himself from a high-profile case involving accounting giant KPMG following revelations by the CBC that he attended an exclusive party in Europe sponsored by the law firm alleged to have signed off on what authorities later decried as an offshore tax "sham."
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Federal pension board used offshore 'scheme' to skirt foreign taxes

The federal Crown corporation that invests civil servants' pensions used a complex network of European companies that its own advisers called an "avoidance scheme" to avoid paying foreign taxes — a revelation that could undermine Canada's standing as countries crack down on corporate tax avoidance.