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Pandora Papers: “It’s time to pursue lawyers and accountants who enable tax evasion” – offshore tax expert Q&A

Professor Ronan Palan on the repercussions of the Pandora Papers
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Paid millions to hide trillions: Pandora Papers expose financial crime enablers, too

Greater transparency and accountability is needed says University of Ottawa accounting professor Marc Tassé, CPA, CA
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Corporate directors don’t see stopping wayward CEOs as their job – contrary to popular belief

A board’s ability to monitor for fraud, corruption or other problems is limited at best
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New publication from CPA Canada, ICAS and IFAC

Professional accounting bodies on "a journey to reimagine the future of the accounting profession," says CPA Canada's president & CEO
Students

More data analysis training needed for CPA PEP accounting students

CM2.0 DAIS changes to the Competency Map are welcome but students in CPA PEP need help now, says CPA program coach and mentor Gevorg Grigoryan, CPA
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Want to fix financial literacy? Focus on billionaires squandering their wealth, not school curriculum

A contrarian look at financial literacy education and its focus on individual responsibility
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Is the principal residence an endangered species?

The federal government is desperate for money, says Vern Krishna. Tax increases will follow a Liberal majority government
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When companies massage the books, the environment takes a hit

It’s time the accounting profession take earnings management more seriously, says financial accounting professors at Queen’s University in Kingston.
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Global minimum corporation tax rate: why the argument that it breaches EU law will probably fail

But legal argument just one obstacle towards implementation says Professor Rebecca Parry
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Tax relief for family business transfers: A legislative fiasco – Part II

In part two of a two-part series, Allan Lanthier outlines the strategy for legislative repeal and predicts what lies ahead for Bill C-208
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Tax relief for family business transfers: A legislative fiasco – Part I

Bill C-208 has handed tax avoiders a new surplus stripping scheme on a silver platter explains tax expert Allan Lanthier in a two-part series
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Our response to the CRA's position on creditor-proofing reorganizations – part 1

Doug S. Ewens and Kenneth Keung of Moodys Tax Law LLP in a three-part series on creditor-proofing reorganizations