Tax agency auditors overwhelmed by tax giants: union

Canada Revenue Agency officials are “overwhelmed” by “tax giants” when it comes to cracking down on extraterritorial tax cheats, union leader representing CRA auditors said Thursday to deputies. Debi Daviau, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), said her members are passionate about their work, but they need a better structure and the right tools […]

Brazilian police raid Rio slum kills 25, authorities say

Police targeting drug traffickers raided a slum in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday and at least one policeman and two dozen others died after being shot, authorities said. The Civil Police press office confirmed the deaths of the cop and 24 suspected “criminals” in a message to the Associated Press. A police helicopter flew over the Jacarezinho slums as heavily […]

Coronavirus: What’s Happening in Canada and Around the World Thursday

The last: Campaigners cheered, pharmaceutical companies complained, and government leaders assessed next steps after the Biden administration’s successful decision to support patent easing and other protections on COVID-19 vaccines which, hope very much, will help poorer countries to get more doses and hasten the end of the pandemic. The decision to support the lifting of intellectual property protection on vaccines […]

Watch out for the seller: Realtors can collect their fees even when a buyer defaults on a sale, finds BC man

Three years ago, a man who signed a contract to buy Mike Armstrong’s rustic cabins on Errock Lake in British Columbia suddenly disappeared from the map. The closing date came and went, but the buyer stopped responding to messages from their real estate agent. Failure to comply with the buy and sell agreement meant that the buyer lost a total […]

Altercation between loggers and activists near blockade of Vancouver Island captured on video

Logging operations have come to a halt in part of southern Vancouver Island after an altercation erupted Tuesday between forestry workers and blockers, a flashpoint in a months-long dispute over a basin unmarked slope in the region. Video of the incident, which took place near the Walbran Valley, northeast of Port Renfrew, B.C., was shared by activist group Rainforest Flying […]