Developing countries must be at the heart of global tax reform

Canada should push for the full and equal participation of all non-G20 countries in negotiations for change.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia in September 2013.
Winnie Byanyima
Published: Thursday, 05/01/2014 8:57 pm EDT
Last Updated: Sunday, 05/04/2014 9:13 pm EDT

After the world was plunged into a financial crisis, back in 2009, G20 leaders promised to clean up the international tax system, once and for all. The result—five years on—is a plan of action devised for them by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to tackle base erosion and profit shifting, a series of tactics used by multinational companies to make profits ‘disappear’ or move to another country, to pay less or even avoid paying corporate taxation.

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