Not your grandmother’s cookie jar

Through a leak of about 12 million documents, we are learning how rich and powerful Canadians, and their brethren around the world, have been laundering and stashing gazillions of dollars to avoid paying taxes.

Oxfam International said this is response to the last week’s release of the Pandora Papers: “This is where our missing hospitals are. This is where the pay-packets sit of all the extra teachers and firefighters and public servants we need. Whenever a politician or business leader claims there is ‘no money’ to pay for climate damage and innovation, for more and better jobs, for a fair post-COVID recovery, for more overseas aid, they know where to look.”

But, hey, let’s not be bitter.