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Public Accounts  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the comprehensive response to the 25th report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts entitled “Report 2—Income Tax Objections—Canada Revenue Agency”, one of the 2016 fall

June 21st, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Indian Act  Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the 2016 report on exports of military goods from Canada and the 2016 annual report to Parliament on the administration of the Export and Import Permits Act.

June 20th, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Hull—Aylmer for his question. Our government is committed to fighting tax evasion and tax avoidance. That is why we invested close to $1 billion in our last two budgets to ensure we have the tools we need tackle this problem effectively. P

June 19th, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, our government pledged to fight tax evasion and tax havens to ensure that our tax system is fair for all Canadians. I am proud of the leadership we have shown internationally by enhancing our collaboration with international partners. We are working hard to make sure

June 19th, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, with respect to offshore-related files, the CRA is currently conducting audits on over 820 taxpayers and criminally investigating over 20 cases of tax evasion. Information shared under tax information sharing agreements and tax treaties is yielding results. I want to

June 19th, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, the government is strongly committed to protecting the fairness of the Canadian tax system. That is why we have invested nearly $1 billion over the past two years to tackle tax evasion and tax avoidance. Our unprecedented investments are showing real results. We re

June 13th, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, we will continue to support small and medium-sized businesses across the country. I would like to remind my colleague opposite that, when his party was in power, it held consultations with partners in the business community and it kept the same provisions. The rules

June 6th, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to ensuring that all Canadians pay their fair share of taxes. With respect to the small business tax deduction, I want to tell my colleague that we have not changed the tax rules. The same rules still apply.

June 6th, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, as I said earlier, the government is strongly committed to combatting tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance. In our last two budgets, over $1 billion was invested in combatting tax evasion. We have achieved historic success. We recovered $13 billion last year, in

May 31st, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, as we promised the Canadian public, our government is firmly committed to fighting tax evasion and tax avoidance in order to ensure that the tax system is fair and equitable for all Canadians. In the last year we have invested $444 million—

May 31st, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, last year we invested $444 million and in budget 2016-17, we invested $524 million. Our investments are already producing significant results. We recovered $13 billion last year. Some 122 Canadian taxpayers named in the Panama Papers are being audited, and criminal i

May 31st, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with respect to the above noted question, here is the response from the Canada Revenue Agency, CRA. Regarding part (a), on the basis of the funding received in budget 2016, the CRA created a total of 654 FTEs across its collections, verification, and compliance progr

May 29th, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, the Canada Revenue Agency is the client department represented by the Department of Justice in this case. Given the different roles, the CRA retains different records. The independent third-party review I ordered last year included an examination of thousands of reco

May 18th, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, I would like to set the record straight. Our government believes in tax fairness, which means that all Canadians pay their fair share and are treated fairly by the tax system. Our government came to power wholly committed to stepping up our efforts to fight tax evas

May 18th, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, as the CRA has already confirmed, a diligent search for records was conducted and all records management guidelines were followed. The Canada Revenue Agency is the client department represented by the Department of Justice in this case, and given the different roles

May 18th, 2017House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal