Percy Downe

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PEI senator believes Duffy not given due process in Senate suspension

Duffy filed a claim in Ontario Superior Court Thursday that alleges his 2013 suspension by the Senate was unconstitutional and a violation of his charter...

PRESS DIGEST

- Canada- August 14ReutersA Liberal senator, Percy Downe, is concerned that senior military officers are receiving a disproportionate number of public service jobs available to...

Liberal senator raises concerns federal jobs for injured military personnel going to senior staff

In December, Downe raised concerns the federal government was not hiring enough injured military personnel. Just over 25 per cent of veterans who were given...

Bid to split budget bill leads to Senate flip-flops and a warning from Morneau

Finance Minister Bill Morneau issued a veiled warning Thursday that the Trudeau government won't accept Senate changes to his budget bill — especially not carving...

Problems brewing for budget bill as senators take aim at annual alcohol tax hikes

Conservative New Brunswick Senator Percy Mockler said history suggests a modest increase to these "sin" taxes could have serious reverberations on the domestic alcohol industry,...

Kevin O'Leary drops from Conservative leadership race, backs Maxime Bernier

(subscription) (subscription)Senator Percy Mockler, and Senator David Wells. Conservative MP and leadership candidate Andrew Scheer (Regina-Qu'Appelle, Sask.) has the most caucus support, with 32...

Senate Liberal, MPs slamming feds for not living up to transparency ...

(subscription) (subscription)The public service must 'get with the program' outlined by the PM, says Senate Liberal Percy Downe. From left: Senate Liberal whip Percy...

Canada Isn't Immune to Global Protectionist Trend, Senators Warn

Canada is at risk of stoking populist trade protectionism evident in other developed nations unless the government does a better job highlighting the benefits of...

Senator calls for NB-Maine summit to counter US protectionism

Mockler's proposal is "being taken under consideration" by Gallant, spokeswoman for the premier's office, Julie Robichaud, told CBC News. 'Sustaining trade and economic relations with...

Sen. Percy Downe: Canada Is Taking In Too Many Young Temporary Workers

OTTAWA — Canada is accepting too many young temporary workers, shortchanging home-grown talent, and contributing to the high youth unemployment rate, says an independent Liberal...

P.E.I. finance department to review tax credit report for bridge toll ...

Premier Wade MacLauchlan says the finance department will review the federal parliamentary budget officer's report on a tax credit for bridge tolls.and more »...

A tax credit for PEI bridge tolls? Cost would be $2.5M, says budget office

That explanation hasn't sat well with some P.E.I. politicians, including Senate Liberal Percy Downe who asked the PBO to estimate what it would cost to...

OPINION: Some answers on bridge tolls due from PBO on ...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a redacted copy of a letter Senator Percy Downe sent to Jean-Denis Fréchette, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) on June ...and more »...

Liberals nix summer meetings on import issues…

(subscription)The call for the DNA test has been backed publicly by Conservative Senator Percy Mockler, who chairs the Senate's agriculture committee. Agriculture Minister Lawrence...

OPINION: Is tradition still in play for PEI's new senator?

Who will join Libby Hubley of Kensington, Mike Duffy (Cavendish) and Percy Downe of Charlottetown in the red chamber? P.E.I. is notoriously steeped in tradition,...

Agriculture minister backs freer domestic trade

Dismantling internal trade barriers will make Canada more competitive and is a priority for the federal government. Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay told the Senate during...

Energy East is the pipeline we need

(subscription)By the way, in case you're wondering: Percy Mockler is a Conservative senator and former New Brunswick MLA and cabinet minister. herefornow49 • 4...

CAPITAL BEAT: Don't bet the farm on senator resigning

Percy Downe and Libbe Hubley are the others and there is currently one vacancy. Before going any further, it is important to recognize this is...

PEI Senator keeps up pressure against Confederation Bridge tolls

“Islanders are not looking for a free bridge, but I think we're looking for equal treatment,'' Downe told rotary members. He is currently gathering information...

Senator Percy Mockler sees connection between good vision and good outcomes

(press release)OTTAWA, ON, May 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- May is Vision Health Month, and doctors of optometry and our colleagues in the eye...

PEI oyster harvesters enjoy new campground improvements

Oyster harvesters in western P.E.I. say their season is off to a good start, thanks to a campground where they can pull in their boats...

Tourism association happy with extra $21M for Province House renovations

Province House will remain closed while repair work is taking place. It is expected to take several years to complete. MORE P.E.I. NEWS | P.E.I.

PEI Senator Percy Downe pushes Ottawa to drop bridge tolls

P.E.I. Senator Percy Downe continues to push for Ottawa about eliminating tolls on the Confederation Bridge. Downe used an appearance by Minister of Infrastructure and...

Downe questions Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi about Confederation Bridge tolls

P.E.I. Senator Percy Downe released a transcript Wednesday of an exchange between the senator and the federal Infrastructure Minister, Amarjeet Sohi, that took place during...

Province wants Ottawa to review Confederation Bridge tolls

Liberal P.E.I. Senator Percy Downe has been pushing for Ottawa to lift the toll on the Confederation Bridge to P.E.I. in an attempt to see...

Canada's record on finding tax evaders is dismal

Liberal Sen. Percy Downe, a longtime advocate for serious action on offshore tax evasion, said bringing in outsider advisers matters even more than injecting new...

A comprehensive eye exam can do more than test your vision

GlobeNewswire (press release) - it could help save your lifeGlobeNewswire (press release)Senator Percy Mockler sees connection between good vision and good outcomes. May 19, 2016...

CRA finally has resources to fight offshore tax havens: Sen. Downe

(subscription) (subscription)Sen. Percy Downe has decided not to table a bill he has been working on that would force the government to annually identify...

CRA finally has resources to fight offshore tax havens: Sen. Downe

(subscription) (subscription)Sen. Percy Downe has decided not to table a bill he has been working on that would force the government to annually identify...

We've had enough of tax cheats

Liberal Sen. Percy Downe has been a voice in the wilderness. The Prince Edward Island senator was on a lonely mission for years, speaking across...

We've had enough of tax cheats

The Prince Edward Island senator was on a lonely mission for years, speaking across Canada, in the United States and Europe about offshore tax shelters.

How the CRA crackdown on tax dodgers stacks up

On Monday, Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier will announce specific ways the government will crack down on tax avoidance — schemes that arguably respect the letter...

Scandal shows need for transparency

The massive leak of tax information from Panama has once again put the spotlight on the growing problems of overseas tax evasion. As we know,...

Why Ottawa must stop evading the tax gap

Ottawa CitizenCharlottetown Senator Percy Downe will introduce a bill in the Senate on April 13, requiring the government to measure the tax gap. -----------------------------------------------. The...

Inversions, Panama schemes mean the ordinary wage-earner gets stuck paying the taxes: Don Pittis

"If you have enough money to move your funds overseas, you have enough money to retain lawyers and accountants and, rather than fight, because of...

Canada Asks for the Panama Papers as Its Biggest Bank Defends Mossack Fonseca Dealings

"Measuring the tax gap will assist the government in determining if the Canada Revenue Agency needs $444.4 million or $777.7 million to fight overseas tax...

Ottawa to investigate how much tax dodgers cost Canada in light of Panama Papers leak

20 letter to Sen. Percy Downe that her department will try to estimate the value of Canada's so-called “tax gap,” the difference between what is...

Ottawa to study gap in uncollected taxes in light of Panama Papers

20 letter to Sen. Percy Downe that her department will try to estimate the value of Canada's so-called “tax gap,” the difference between what is...

Ottawa to study gap in uncollected taxes

20 letter to Sen. Percy Downe that her department will try to estimate the value of Canada's so-called "tax gap," the difference between what is...

Liberals' Tax-Evasion Crackdown Expected To Have A Big Payoff

Liberal Senator Percy Downe has been a thorn at the side of the Canada Revenue Agency for years, demanding that it do much more to...

New senators reinvigorate red chamber

His prolonged absence from the Senate essentially left P.E.I. with two members in the red chamber — Percy Downe from Charlottetown and Libbe Hubley of...

senate committee

(subscription) (subscription)The Liberal government's point man in the Senate walked into a political storm Thursday over what he felt was a practical request for...

7 new Liberal-appointed senators Friday

Libbe Hubley and Percy Downe are currently P.E.I. senators, and Senator Mike Duffy is currently on a leave of absence with pay pending the outcome...

Percy Downe

(subscription)Senator , who sits as a Senate Liberal, says the CRA should have waited until after the election before transferring the records to the...

Percy Downe

(subscription) (subscription)Senator , who sits as a Senate Liberal, says the CRA should have waited until after the election before transferring the records to...

energy east

(subscription)That's the process that we're implementing now. So I think we have a common objective.” Sen. Percy Mockler, a former New Brunswick solicitor general...

climate change

(subscription)That's the process that we're implementing now. So I think we have a common objective.” Sen. Percy Mockler, a former New Brunswick solicitor general...

Stéphane Dion

(subscription)That's the process that we're implementing now. So I think we have a common objective.” Sen. Percy Mockler, a former New Brunswick solicitor general...

Prominent francophones call for change to CBC comments policy

Melanson says the issue "is not about anglophones and francophones. New Brunswick is not that divided. It is between reasonable people and unreasonable people." In...

Jim Carr: Liberals Share 'Common Objective' With Energy East Pipeline Supporters

Sen. Percy Mockler, a former New Brunswick solicitor general appointed by Stephen Harper, demanded to know whether the government will "green light" Energy East. "I...