TOPIC: PARADISE PAPERS

CBC Investigates

Royal Bank ordered to reveal who's behind 97 offshore accounts

A Federal Court judge has ordered Royal Bank of Canada to divulge the real owners of 97 offshore corporations that used its services, but a critic is wondering why it's taken the Canada Revenue Agency so long to acquire the information.
PANDORA PAPERS

Huge 'Pandora Papers' leak exposes secret offshore accounts of politicians, celebrities and billionaires

A new trove of leaked financial records show 35 current or former world leaders, 130 billionaires, as well as royalty, athletes and celebrities who have held assets in or through tax havens.

Wealthy Canadians hiding up to $240B abroad, CRA says

Well-heeled Canadians have hidden up to $240.5 billion in foreign accounts and are dodging up to $3 billion a year in federal tax on those funds, according to the CRA's first ever attempt to estimate how much government revenue is lost from individuals stashing money abroad.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross denies any wrongdoing in shorting stock

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company.

CRA raids locations in Toronto, Calgary and West Vancouver in Panama Papers probe

Canada Revenue Agency officers backed up by police raid locations in three provinces as part of a criminal tax-evasion probe stemming from the Panama Papers — a sign the taxman may be preparing criminal charges against people hiding money offshore.

$500M recouped worldwide from tax cheats due to Panama Papers — but none of it in Canada

Governments around the world say they've recovered a combined $500 million in unpaid taxes thanks to the Panama Papers leak in 2016. But none of that was in Canada, where the CRA says it will be at least 2½ more years before it can announce anything.
PARADISE PAPERS

Millions of Canadians have pension money offshore — without knowing it

Seven of the country's so-called Big 8 pension funds, representing more than 25 million workers, have used tax havens as they invest Canadians' retirement savings, a CBC investigation reveals.

Most CRA convictions cited by government are not for offshore tax evasion

Few, if any, of the court cases that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has cited in Parliament to defend its record on cracking down on offshore tax evasion have anything to do with millionaires hiding money in offshore tax havens, a review by CBC News has found.

Senator calls on budget watchdog to take CRA to court to reveal tax gap information

A Liberal senator is renewing his calls for the government’s budget watchdog to flex his legislative muscles and take the Canada Revenue Agency to court to reveal how much money is lost to tax avoidance.
PARADISE PAPERS

New Mulroney Institute is bankrolled by billionaires steeped in scandal

A new $60-million university institute in Nova Scotia celebrating former prime minister Brian Mulroney got a good chunk of that financing from donors embroiled in international controversy, a joint investigation by CBC/Radio-Canada and the Toronto Star has found.
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.
CBC Investigates

Chief Liberal Party fundraiser tied to $8M loan to offshore trust in Cayman Islands

Newly discovered documents from the Paradise Papers show the Liberal Party’s top fundraiser, Stephen Bronfman, was directly linked to companies that were owed millions by an offshore Cayman Islands trust well into the 2000s — despite his strong denials he had any involvement in the trust after 1998.

What's in the Paradise Papers database of tax haven records and how to search it

A public database containing a slice of key data from the giant Paradise Papers leak, as well as older records from the Panama Papers, is now public. Here's what you will and won't find, and how to search it.
CBC Investigates

Thousands more names and companies revealed from Paradise Papers

The public will get a glimpse at the tens of thousands of names — including those of more than 3,000 Canadians and Canadian companies — in the Paradise Papers starting today.
Analysis

Why getting rich is better for the world than staying rich: Don Pittis

Capitalism works best when it taps the efforts of poor people to make themselves rich. Helping the very wealthy maintain their advantage should not be democracy's job.
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Ticket scalper makes millions through StubHub scheme (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

Ticket scalper makes millions through StubHub scheme: CBC News investigative producer Rachel Houlihan talk about Julien Lavallee, a Quebec man who's made millions selling tickets through StubHub, and whose name was found in the Paradise Papers. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Paradise Papers force data journalists to work in secret (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

Paradise Papers force data journalists to work in secret: CBC News journalists Zach Dubinsky and Valérie Ouellet talk about their work on the Paradise Papers leaks, and how they found stories in the millions of documents. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Harvey Weinstein's 'Army of Spies'; Paradise Papers; StubHub (The Investigators with Diana Swain)

Diana talks to a reporter who may have been targeted by Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein for reporting on allegations of sexual assault against him. Also, a behind-the-scenes look at the Paradise Papers. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
CBC Investigates

StubHub raid in U.K. targets 'top sellers,' including Canada's known superscalper Julien Lavallée

Canadian superscalper Julien Lavallée is caught up in two separate investigations in the U.K. targeting the online ticket scalping industry.
CBC Investigates

Canadian scalper's multimillion-dollar StubHub scheme exposed in Paradise Papers

A CBC/Radio-Canada investigation done jointly with the Toronto Star has revealed how a Canadian scalper has been able to vacuum up thousands of tickets to some of the highest-grossing concert tours and shows in a matter of minutes and resell them at a premium with the help of the ticket website StubHub.
Paradise Papers

Royalties from thousands of song classics tucked away tax-free

A music catalogue with songs by the likes of John Denver, Chubby Checker and Sheryl Crow brought in millions for investors when it was held in Jersey, a tax haven.
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How Apple managed to pay almost no tax on billions in profits

Apple stashed $128 billion US in largely untaxed profits in shell companies based in an island in the English channel. And no, that's not illegal.
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Episode 363: Apple's tax shelters, Marvel vs. DC, London's wartime stretcher fences, lost Jewish music & more

How Apple mastered tax avoidance, the 2016 election stories that never got filed, an app for the families of missing Indigenous women, Marvel vs. DC at the box-office, saving London's stretcher fences, the lost Jewish music of 1930's Berlin and more.
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Paradise Papers reveal world's biggest ticket scalper is Canadian

The Paradise Papers latest revelation reveals the world's biggest ticket scalper comes from Canada. He's running a multi-national operation, moves millions of dollars each year, and might be making it harder for you to grab that elusive event ticket
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Justin Trudeau defends fundraiser's named in Paradise Papers | At Issue

Justin Trudeau been on the defensive in recent weeks, forced first to defend his finance minister, Bill Morneau, and now prominent Liberal fundraiser Stephen Bronfman, who has faced questions after being named in the Paradise Papers. The At Issue panel breaks down how Stephen Bronfman and Bill Moreneau's financial controversies could impact the government's policies

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