Many questions swirl around the heads of worried Canadians at tax time every year. As they snap their pencils, slam down their calculators, and let out an anguished sigh, they wonder, How on earth did this convoluted system of taxation ever evolve? That question breaks the logjam of many others, and Alex Doulis is here to answer them: Does the taxman ever lose? Yes. Would the taxman lie? Yes. Has the government ever used the tax system to bludgeon its opponents? Apparently.