Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the Canada Revenue Agency would investigate Canadians names in the Paradise Papers. as he fended off questions about his relationship with his close ally and Liberal Party fundraiser Stephen Bronfman.
The comments came a day after ICIJ and its partners, which included Canada’s CBC, published the year-long investigation.
“We are fully committed to fighting tax evasion and tax avoidance,” said Trudeau, speaking in the House of Commons. “I will let the individuals involved comment on the situation. But I can tell you that the revenue agency is examining all links abroad and will take all necessary measures concerning the Paradise Papers.”
The comments came after ICIJ and partners revealed that Bronfman, who led the fundraising for Trudeau’s successful campaign for prime minister and later became the Liberal Party’s chief fundraiser, had close ties to an offshore trust that may have avoided taxes in the United States, Canada, and Israel, …