Many people will recall particularly distinguishing characteristics of parents.
Grew up with image of my father watching the hockey game on television, while reading the Income Tax Act at the same time. Rulings Officer in the tax department, as it was then known. All these companies with restructuring plans to avoid tax, if permitted. Advance Ruling possible. My father made or contributed to many of those rulings.
So here he was, demoted twice, still without limit as to fascination with taxation. Literally thinking about it night and day.
Never could catch that same attraction. With law and accounting professions, people thought this would be natural gravitation. Didn’t happen. Preferred the streetsmart businessperson: lemme show you my truck, and get the police off my back.
Still, this image of a civil servant who couldn’t turn it off at 4:30…
Well, he never seemed to get much out of the hockey game that he was supposedly watching.
The tax the tax