Trudeau Refuses To Repeat Pledge To Cut Tax-Dodging Companies From COVID-19 Aid

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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sidestepped questions Wednesday on whether companies with offshore bank accounts will be eligible for emergency COVID-19 aid after previously telling MPs they won’t be. Trudeau was pressed by MPs during the House of Commons’ special committee on the COVID-19 pandemic after he said Tuesday that the government will help those who need it, “but those who avoid taxes or evade taxes will not receive help.” During Wednesday’s in-person sitting of the committee, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet asked the government for assurances that companies that do not pay their fair share of taxes will be identified and deemed ineligible for emergency support programs.