Canada Revenue Agency stays charges against anti-abortion activist
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010
Having no income is apparently one way to get the tax man off your back. The Canada Revenue Agency recently stayed charges against New Brunswick anti-abortion activist David T. Little, pictured, who refused to file income tax returns for nearly a decade on moral grounds. The reason? Mr. Little, a 66-year-old father of eight, has no taxable income. "CRA very much works on a dollars and cents basis, so why spend money (on legal proceedings) to not collect money back?" David Piccolo, a Toronto-based lawyer, said Tuesday. Keith Ward, the prosecutor working on the case, said it was decided federal resources should be dedicated to more important matters. Mr. Little has vowed publicly never to file another tax return as long as there's tax-funded abortion in Canada. In 2007, chief provincial court Judge Leslie Jackson convicted Little of failing to file income-tax returns for 2000, 2001 and 2002 and fined him $3,000.