David Cay Johnston on why the government’s lack of interest in cracking down on Canadian users of tax havens is a problem:

“If the current law does not give the government the investigative tools to find wealthy and sophisticated tax cheats, then those tools need to be provided. Otherwise, you have a de facto policy that says that wage earners cannot cheat, because the government has a record of their income, but business owners, investors, and landlords can. That’s morally indefensible.”