Speaker Milliken has ruled today that Parliament has the unfettered right to documents that it has requested from the government of the day. Flaherty’s proof of tax leakage was requested by the Finance Committee dating from February 2007 as follows. I call upon the Official Opposition to see to it that this information is made public to Canadians, now that Speaker Milliken has ruled on Parliament’s right to information requested of the Government:
Report of the Standing Committee on Finance
39th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION
It is imperative that a democratic government be as transparent as possible when levying a new tax so that it can be held to account by its citizens. The Committee, therefore, recommends that the federal government release the data and methodology it
used to estimate the amount of federal tax revenue loss caused by the income trust sector.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
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