November 23rd, 2017

PC Leadership candidate listed in Paradise Papers

Houston lived in Bermuda for over 10 years

HALIFAX –The NDP Caucus has learned that PC MLA Tim Houston is listed in the recently released Paradise Papers.

Houston, who lived in Bermuda for more than a decade before returning to Nova Scotia in 2007, is listed as Vice-President or Director of at least four companies included in the database.

“The question needs to be asked, does Tim Houston think it’s appropriate that the wealthiest citizens avoid paying their taxes while low-income and middle-income individuals pay their fair share to support health care and other public institutions?” said NDP Leader Gary Burrill.

The Paradise Papers were recently provided to journalists and contain over 13 million electronic documents. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published the database of the Papers earlier this month.

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