Today, Friday, March 3, Canadian CBC TV’s Fifth Estate will broadcast a one hour special documentary that is a damning indictment of the abuse of the tax system by the wealthy, the powerful and the criminal. This piece of investigative journalism drives home the need for the Canadian government to investigate KPMG and other companies that make tax dodging easy and lucrative.
GATJ coordination committee member Dennis Howlett spent four days with the producers, film crew and journalists who put this piece together. It documents how Canadians for Tax Fairness helped expose the KPMG tax dodging scam. It replays the outrageous tale of CTF’s successful push for Parliamentary Finance Committee hearings only to have KPMG lawyers scare the committee into issuing a gag order on the very day experts were to testify at those hearings on the KPMG Isle of Man tax scheme.