Senator wants new Canada Revenue Agency head to rein in overseas tax cheats

OTTAWA — One of the first books a visitor notices in Sen. Percy Downe‘s downtown Ottawa office is one about foreign tax havens. His desk has piles of papers on overseas tax evasion, including a fact sheet — a Coles Notes version of five years of work.

He has been a lone actor for the most part, save for the help his staffers offer, but things changed in the last four weeks as MPs in the House of Commons began taking an interest in why not one fine, or one charge has ever been made public after years of investigating foreign tax evaders in one European country.

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