The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) commits criminal acts with impunity. The CRA is forcing Citizens and Businesses into bankruptcy. Canadian families lose their homes, businesses and income as a result of taxpayer abuse by CRA who are above the law. The Ministry of Justice is more concerned with protecting the CRA then ensuring that justice is served in Canada and tries to prevent the fair compensation of targeted Citizens and Businesses.
Online PR News – 18-May-2009 – – by: Valerie Hall
Tax agents bully, harass, intimidate, and illegally demand financial information from Canadian taxpayers.The CRA issues illegal garnishment orders based on Statutes without proper Court Orders or registered letters or registered certificates signed by the Minister of National Revenue.
Canadian Citizens and Small Business Owners intend to file a Proposed Class Suit against the CRA and massive corruption, widespread discrimination and taxpayer abuse. They are asking the Court to compensate them for statute driven extortion by the CRA.
The grounds for the proposed Landmark Class Suit include extortion,breach of trust, abuse of process, negligence, fraud, discrimination, harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of privacy, breech of confidential relationship, invasion of privacy, arbitrary targeting of taxpayers and abuse of power
The CRA forces Citizens and Businesses into bankruptcy. Canadian families lose their homes, businesses and income.
These are life changing consequences of inequality in Canada. Targeted Citizens and business owners lose faith in Federal government and the Justice System.
It is the duty of the CRA and the Government of Canada to serve the Canadian public not to enslave them.
The CRA routinely and arbitrarily targets citizens and businesses in all regions of Canada, violating the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canadian Bill of Rights, the Statutes of Limitations, Contract Law and the Income Tax Act itself including the Taxpayers Bill of Rights.
The Government of Canada must be held accountable for the CRA using the "strong arm" gestapo or secret police tactics of a dictatorial regime.
The Taxpayers Ombudsman and the Auditor General are not doing enough to ensure that Democracy, Human Rights and Equal Treatment for everyone in Canada is a fact and not just a theoretical concept.
The Ministry of Justice is more concerned with protecting the CRA then ensuring that justice is served in Canada and tries to prevent the fair compensation of targeted Citizens and Businesses.
The CRA gets away with abusing targeted Canadian Citizens and businesses because of the complacency of the Canadian public and major media in Canada.
The CRA counts on the complacency of most Federal MP's who are primarily concerned with staying elected and earning a government pension rather than sticking their necks out and fighting for the rights of the ordinary Canadian Citizens and Small Business owners.
The CRA counts on most targeted Citizens and Business owners being too worn out emotionally and financially, too intimidated or embarrassed to go public concerning this blatant abuse.
The CRA counts on the high cost of legal action making the Justice system of Canada inaccessible to the targeted individuals and small business owners.
The CRA routinely seize taxpayers bank accounts and issues liens on personal, business property, and insurance policies. These liens are often based on improper certificates - RTP- Requirements To Pay instead of proper Court Orders or Judgments of the Court. The democratic rights and freedoms of Citizens and businesses are effectively canceled since they are denied due process of the law.
Blatant intimidation tactics of the CRA cause financial hardship, damage to human dignity and psychological suffering to the members of the Proposed Suit.
Completely ignoring citizens rights as well financial resources, the CRA reassess tax returns, threatens to take legal action using a process of blackmail and extortion which is similar to tactics used by communist and fascist regimes, if demands for private information, payment of arbitrary fines, interest and alleged taxes are not complied to.
These are just an RTP, improperly, illegibly signed by anonymous CRA officials with no identifying information: lacking printed name, title and no witness and are not a valid legal document.
The garnishment is at the highest rate, in order that the income of taxpayers is seized as quickly as possible with blatant disregard for resulting human suffering. The CRA garnishes income from any source including family benefits, disability allowances, pensions,business income, investments.
All taxpayers objections are ignored and swept aside with invalid excuses in a pathetic attempt to terrorize people and hide the gross incompetence of the CRA and its practices of Statute driven extortion.
This ruthless intimidation is intended to pressure the taxpayer to enter into a contract with the Minister of National Revenue to pay the alleged amount demanded.
Demanding the taxpayers financial information ignores Sections 7 and 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and effectively cancels the rights to privacy, silence and protection against self-incrimination.
On February 11, 2009, Louise Dickson of the Victoria Times Colonist described the Charter of Rights Victory in Court against the CRA by Hal Neumann and his wife Maureen Rivers.
This precedent setting case, "Jury awards B.C. man $1.3M for taxman's raid", resulted in the Supreme Court Jury of B.C. ruling that the CRA invasion and search of a citizens home violated the privacy protection in Section 7 and the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure in Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Victoria lawyer Steven Kelliher asked the jury to give a message to the CRA -- "The CRA don't rule us. They have an obligation to respect our fundamental rights. They serve us. They don't prey on us." The verdict of the jury substantiates the following statement: "Gestapo tactics of the Revenue Agency Brought to Light".
The Minister of Justice and CRA are appealing the $1.3 M compensation awarded by the jury because it is greater than all previous Court awards given to victims of CRA search and seizure. The request for an apology from the Minister of National Revenue is also being appealed.
As reported by Cheryl Chan in The Province on April 24, 2009, the Minister of National Revenue and CRA are refusing to compensate a former B.C.business owner Irvin Leroux for loss of his home, business and income caused by the abusive and incompetent actions of the CRA who targeted him.
According to Kim Bolan as reported in the Vancouver Sun on July 21, 2008, the CRA withdrew demands for detailed financial information about earnings and assets of Hells Angels, including any - hidden - outside the country because it violated the Income Tax Act and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and gave private information to third parties.
Vancouver lawyer David Martin, wanted a declaration that the CRA was guilty of illegal conduct by targeting the plaintiffs.
The CRA withdrew the letters of requirement in a precedent setting - out-of-court - agreement made on the same date as the Federal Court challenge was to be heard last spring .
Wally Oppal, Attorney General of B.C did not respond to the Notice of Claim for the Statement of Claim- File No. S-116959 in New Westminster, B.C, which objects to a "bogus" notice of liens used to change the title of a citizen's properties.