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Combatting Aggressive Corporate Tax Planning: A Domestic and Global Challenge

Mark Mahabir Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division Aggressive tax planning by multinational corporations has had an adverse impact on the tax revenues of a number of countries, including Canada. In its Annual Report to Parliament 2013–2014, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) stated, “Aggressive tax planning is a global problem threatening to undermine the ability…

Television Policy in a Changing Environment

Michael Dewing Legal and Social Affairs Division When it comes to Canadian television policy, it has always been tricky to balance the interests of consumers, content creators, and broadcasting and distribution companies. Corporate integration, rapid technological change and shifting viewing habits make it even trickier. In its latest review of the Canadian television system, the…

Water Pollution From Microplastic Beads In Consumer Products: Public And Private Sector Response

Jed Chong Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division Plastic has long been a known contaminant in the world’s oceans. Of particular concern are the smaller pieces of plastic – those less than 5 mm – that can cause harm to fish and other wildlife. These so-called “microplastics” are generally the result of the degradation of larger…