Once the Canada Revenue Agency (the Canadian income taxation department) commences an investigation to look for evidence of tax evasion, the protections afforded by the Canadian Charter of Rights are applicable and CRA can no longer use its statutory audit and investigation powers such as the requirement to provide information set out in the Income Tax Act.
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