Former Calgary MP Rob Anders charged amid allegations of tax evasion while in office

Former Calgary MP Rob Anders has been charged amid allegations of tax evasion during the time he held his seat, federal prosecutors have confirmed to CBC News.

Anders faces five charges laid earlier in September under the Income Tax Act with offences alleged between 2012 and 2018, as first reported by the National Post on Tuesday.

The former Calgary West MP held his seat from 1997 to 2015, first for the Reform Party and then for the Conservative Party of Canada, of which he was a founding member.

Anders’ charges include: 

  • Three charges of making a false or deceptive statement under for the tax years 2012, 2013 and 2014.
  • One charge of obtaining or claiming a refund to which he was not entitled or in amounts greater than to which he was entitled for tax years 2012-2014.
  • One charge of evading payment of taxes between April 1, 2012, and June 30, 2015.

Anders was issued a promise to appear and is scheduled to be in a Calgary court on Oct. 30.

More to come.