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The names of at least 450 wealthy Canadians are contained on a massive leaked list of offshore tax haven account holders, according to the Washington, DC-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
The list, taken from a cache of 2.5-million leaked digital files, exposes the identities of nearly 130,000 people world-wide with savings stashed in hidden accounts as well as bank sales agents, the ICIJ said in a release that went out Wednesday evening.
Among the Canadian names is high-profile class action lawyer Tony Merchant, husband of Senator Pana Merchant, according to the CBC, one of a number of media outlets in several countries that acquired the information from the ICIJ.
According to The Guardian, one of the media groups participating in the planned reporting of the leak, the confidential information came mainly from the British Virgin Islands. The leak contained two million emails and other documents.
The leak may be the largest ever of offshore bank data. Over the past six years there have been numerous such files exposed beginning with a computer disk from a Liechtenstein bank sold by a former employee to tax authorities in dozens of countries as well as Canada.
Similar lists of account holders from UBS, Credit Suisse and HSBC have also been circulating, providing a treasure trove for cash strapped governments particularly in the United States where authorities estimate the country loses US$100-billion a year due to tax payers hiding money in offshore banks….