Ottawa dentist, wife face ruin for ‘cockamamie’ income-tax dodge

OTTAWA — Clarke and Mary Margaret Webster believed that taxes were unconstitutional and that the federal government created a parallel legal system based on the Hollywood movie The Matrix that allowed them to opt out from paying them.

On Monday, those beliefs landed the couple on house arrest, facing a $342,407 tax bill that will likely cost them their home, and left them in personal and professional ruin.

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