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Ottawa owes apology to B.C. couple after malicious tax prosecution ruling: lawyer

Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 1:06 PM | By Ian Burns

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has ordered the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to pay more than $1 million after he ruled the agency was responsible for the malicious prosecution of a couple for alleged tax evasion, a decision experts say speaks to an underlying culture of distrust at the national tax collector which needs to be addressed.

In his ruling in Samaroo v. Canada Revenue Agency 2018 BCSC 324, Justice Robert Punnett said the CRA was liable for the actions of senior investigator Keith Kendal and...