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Taxation  Mr. Speaker, we recognize that the Canadians affected by the wildfires, particularly in British Columbia, are facing challenges, and the Canada Revenue Agency is committed to helping ease their burden. The CRA provides taxpayer relief in the event of natural disasters, such as t

March 27th, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Laval—Les Îles for his ongoing support for vulnerable Canadians. Our government is committed to ensuring that all Canadians receive the tax credits and benefits to which they are entitled. That is why budget 2018 doubles the funding for the

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, had my colleague opposite listened carefully to my answer, he would know that I did not blame Canada Post. What I said was that the agency takes the protection of Canadians' tax information very seriously because the trust of individuals is the cornerstone of Canad

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Privacy  Mr. Speaker, as I have said, the agency takes the protection of Canadians' tax information very seriously because the trust of individuals and businesses is the cornerstone of Canada's tax system. The vast majority of breaches reported were the result of misdirected mail. The age

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, the CRA takes the protection of Canadians' tax information very seriously because the trust of individuals and businesses is the cornerstone of Canada's tax system. The vast majority of breaches reported were the result of misdirected mail. The CRA is one of the go

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, my colleague's rhetoric does not match reality. I invite him to reread the last three budgets. It has always been made clear that our investments cover a five-year period, to ensure that we can combat tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance strategically and over th

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, I would invite my colleague to try again. The general anti-avoidance rule committee provides advice on how to enforce the legislation. It is an ad hoc committee that has the expertise to handle complex cases. Only the NDP likes to spend for the sake of spending. Ther

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to ensuring that the CRA treats Canadians as important clients and not just as taxpayers. The CRA undertakes a review of all court decisions in order to ensure that its programs and services are held to the highest standard. I would like

March 21st, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, our government promised to crack down on tax evasion. We are working with our international partners to fight tax evasion abroad by improving the exchange of information and improving our practices. That collaboration is why I was at the OECD three weeks ago. I ann

March 21st, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, I want to make it clear that the OECD has recognized Canada's leadership in using data to assess the risk of multinational corporations. Canada is making sure that multinationals pay their fair share of taxes. One of the ways we are doing that is by playing a leader

March 21st, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, fighting tax evasion, especially abroad, is a priority for our government. Budget 2018 provides for nearly $200 million in new investments to help us go even further, specifically by making legislative changes that will close the tax loopholes used by multinationals

March 21st, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Lac-Saint-Jean for being a strong voice for the regions of Quebec. In the past two years, we have done quite a lot to fight those who avoid paying their fair share of taxes. In fact, the revised voluntary disclosures program g

March 1st, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, access to data is key in the fight against tax evasion, and we are making considerable progress in that regard thanks to our investments. Through collaboration with our international partners, the Canada Revenue Agency now has access to better data, and, this year,

February 26th, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, I was at the OECD last week. Our government is committed to ensuring that the tax system is fair for all Canadians. We are working with our international partners to fight tax evasion abroad by improving the exchange of information and improving these practices. I

February 26th, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to apologize to my colleague from Joliette. I am well aware that all members have the right to properly represent their ridings.

February 13th, 2018House debate

Diane LebouthillierLiberal