Offshore bank account probe nets Canadians

More than 1,700 private offshore bank accounts belonging to Canadians turned up on a list of secret accounts in Switzerland, a joint CBC News/Globe and Mail investigation into possible tax evasion has found. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Ellie Kesselman - Sep 30, 2010 - 1:42 AM PDT
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by Bob Herrschaft - Sep. 30, 2010

Although the motives of the Whistleblower in this case may be highly questionable, the story highlights the use of overseas accounts for the purpose of tax evasion.

No doubt, the practice goes far beyond the Canada- Swiss account problem outlined in the story and is probably just the tip of an iceberg.

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by Ellie Kesselman - Oct. 2, 2010

This is a very complex issue with probable banking, taxation and foreign investment violations, as well as criminal activity. The citizens and governments of Canada, France and Switzerland are involved in this tax evasion scandal that resulted in huge sums of money from Canadian accounts being illegally diverted to offshore banks. The story is confusing and authorities have recently begun their investigation of this case. While it is certainly appropriate to report on the status now, due to the magnitude of the problem and the seriousness, there are still so many unknowns that the article was choppy and convoluted, and not easy to follow. That doesn't reflect on the quality of the journalism as much as it would for an ... More »

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