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Sunday, January 18 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Illicit Financial Flows

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Did you know that developing, transition, and emerging markets are losing approximately $1 trillion dollars annually due to illicit financial flows? Furthermore, developed countries are facing similar problems as major transnational corporations are engaging in tax avoidance.
This session will explore why so much money continues to slip under the table, and the subsequent impact this is having on global development. Discussion will follow about what (and who) needs to do something about it.

Facilitators
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Sasha Caldera

Constituency Mobilization Coordinator, EWB Canada
Sasha Caldera is the Constituency Mobilization Coordinator with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB). In 2009, Sasha co-founded Fair Trade Vancouver, and in 2011, he led a research team as part of the Canadian Earth Summit Coalition in reforming Canada’s Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS). That following year, he attended the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil in hopes of expanding sustainable... Read More →

Speakers
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Kelly Bowden

National Public Engagement Officer, Oxfam Canada
Kelly Bowden is a public campaigner with Oxfam Canada. Her team works to build public support for pro-poor policies including closing tax loopholes and investing in public services to help reduce extreme inequality. Prior to Oxfam, Kelly worked at the national and international level building human rights campaigns on issues of fair trade, peace and security and environmental sustainability.
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Allison Christians

Professor, McGill University Faculty of Law
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Alain Deneault

Chercheur, Réseau justice fiscale
I am researcher at the Réseau Justice fiscale and lecturer in Political Science at the Université de Montréal. Some of the books I wrote on Tax Havens and industrial criminality were or will be translated into English: Offshore: Tax Havens and the Rules of Global Crimes (New York: Talonbooks) ; Canada: A New tax Haven (Vancouver: Talonbooks) ; Imperial Canada Inc.: The Legal Haven of Choice for the... Read More →
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Dennis Howlett

Executive Director, Canadians for Tax Fairness
Dennis Howlett is currently the Executive Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness.Prior to assuming this position in October of 2011 he was the National Coordinator of Make Poverty History. While there he provided leadership on sucessful campaigns for a Better Aid Bill, a Maternal and Child Health Initiative at the Muskoka G8 Summit and poverty reduction plans at the provincial and federal levels.From 2003 to 2006 he was the Executive... Read More →


Sunday January 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Fontaine C 900 de la gauchetière ouest

Attendees (70)