Canada to tax tech giants as planned despite framework G7 tax deal, says Freeland

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G7 Finance Ministers Wrangle Over Global Tax

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Canada is proceeding with its plan to tax technology giants next year even as the world’s wealthiest democracies proposed a new global tax framework that includes plans to impose a levee on the firms, federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said Saturday. 



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Her remarks came following a meeting of G7 finance ministers, who hammered out details of the possible global taxation plan during talks held in London. 

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The Group of Seven wealthy democracies agreed to support a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15 per cent to deter multinational companies from avoiding taxes by stashing profits in low-rate countries. They also endorsed proposals to make the world’s biggest companies — including U.S.-based tech giants — pay taxes in countries where

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