Friday, September 9, 2016

Unclear if Canada has paid for Panama Papers leaks

The Canada Revenue Agency won’t say if it is following Denmark’s lead and paying people for information linked to the so-called Panama Papers, but the agency did confirm it has entered into contracts with a total of 20 informants over the last two years.

In a written statement, CRA spokesperson David Walters said details of specific cases, including any linked to the Panama Papers leak, must remain secret in order to protect the people who come forward to help identify tax cheats.
“A cornerstone of any program that receives informant information is the ability to provide assurances with respect to the confidentiality of the information that is received as well as protecting the identity of the informant,” he said.
Last week, London’s Guardian newspaper reported that Denmark had become the first country in the world to apparently buy data from the Panama Papers leak.  (more...)

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