Media Advisory - How much tax do Canadian companies really pay? Find out at North American launch of Paying Taxes 2008

    TORONTO, Nov. 26 /CNW/ - How much do companies actually pay in taxes?
What is the administrative burden of complying with the tax system? Do higher
taxes really mean higher revenues for local governments? How is tax reform
helping to make countries more competitive? Who are the key reformers and what
steps are they taking?
    These questions and more will be addressed at the North American launch
of the Paying Taxes report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the World Bank. The
survey of the tax regimes of 178 countries worldwide, including Canada, offers
a unique opportunity to look at and compare tax regimes around the world and
can help governments and industry to ensure that fiscal systems implemented
are not only effective tools for tax collection but are also efficient for
    Media are invited to attend and register for interviews with panel

    Date:         Thursday, November 29, 2007

    Time:         Registration at 7:30 am, presentation begins 8:00 am

    Speakers:     Rita Ramalho, Economist for the World Bank
                  Sam Boutziouvis, Vice President, Economics and
                  International Trade, Canadian Council of Chief Executives
                  Tom O'Brien, Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
                  Susan Symons, Partner, Total Tax Contribution,

    Location:     St. Andrew's Club & Conference Centre, The Conservatory on
                  Sixteen, 16th Floor, 150 King Street West (at University)
                  Toronto, Ontario

    Registration: or Carolyn Forest,
        , 416-814-5730.

    PricewaterhouseCoopers ( provides industry-focused assurance,
tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its
clients and their stakeholders. More than 146,000 people in 150 countries
across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop
fresh perspectives and practical advice. Now celebrating 100 years of
excellence in Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ( and its
related entities have more than 5,200 partners and staff in offices across the
    "PricewaterhouseCoopers" refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an Ontario
limited liability partnership, or, as the context requires, the
PricewaterhouseCoopers global network or other member firms of the network,
each of which is a separate and independent legal entity.

For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Forest, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
(416) 814-5730,

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