I’m sure the irony of a socialist not paying his fair share of taxes will be lost on the Lefty media and other NDP supporters:
Revenue Quebec says NDP MP Tyrone Benskin owes nearly $60,000 in back taxes and plans to garnish his salary until it is repaid.
Court documents indicate the 54-year-old former actor did not pay all or part of his provincial tax bill between 2007 and 2011. (see here)
Just don’t bet on NDP leader Mulcair doing the right thing and kicking Benskin out of caucus.
Update: A 2nd NDP MP has been now outed as owing back taxes as well
Another NDP MP, Hoang Mai, is also in the process of paying money back that is owed to Quebec’s revenue agency.
“I was self-employed before I became a member of Parliament and I still owed some taxes. I made arrangements with the Quebec government to meet my obligations and pay my taxes, as every citizen should. I declared this entire matter to the ethics commissioner,” Mai said in a statement.
The MP for Brossard–La Prairie worked as a lawyer in private practice and is the former treasurer of the NDP’s Quebec chapter. When he was elected in 2011 he was named revenue critic but in January 2013, Mulcair moved him to the role of deputy justice critic. Mai did not say in his statement how much money he owes to the government. (see here)
Why hasn’t Mulcair removed Mai as critic as well?