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Don’t expect any changes in Ottawa from Paradise Papers revelations

By Angelo Persichilli      

For all the talk of tax evasion and tax avoidance, we will be told by the powers that be that there is nothing illegal going on and that everybody has respected the law. But this is the point: the problem is the law, and someone must change it, writes Angelo Persichilli.

National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier is the minister responsible for overseeing the Canada Revenue Agency. Despite renewed cries for tougher rules to thwart tax evasion in light of the publication of the Paradise Papers, Angelo Persichilli writes he doesn't anticipate much of an appetitive in Ottawa to make undertake reforms. The Hill Times file photo

TORONTO—A newly appointed minister once told me that when he went to his ministry for the first time, he was welcomed by the staff with congratulations and toasts.

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