The public will get a glimpse at the tens of thousands of names — including those of more than 3,000 Canadians and Canadian companies — in the Paradise Papers starting today.
Key information from the huge leak of tax-haven financial records, including the names of offshore companies and the people behind them, is being made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the Washington-based group that co-ordinated global reporting on the documents.
“We think this is the kind of basic information that should be made available to people around the world,” the ICIJ’s director, Gerard Ryle, told CBC News. “And we think it’s the kind of information that governments should be releasing, or forcing some sort of public directory. So if they’re not going to do it, then it is up to journalists to