UPDATE OCTOBER 4 2015: $503,662 DONATED, $106,338 more needed in 120 days to make the $110,000 February 1, 2016 legal bill payment.
[THANKS FOR TODAY'S DONATIONS FROM A NEW SUPPORTER IN AUSTRALIA AND FROM A CANADIAN SUPPORTER WHO DONATED VIA ONE OF OUR PLAINTIFFS]
— We already have from your donations a sufficient amount to pay the legal costs for the Constitutional-Charter Federal Court trial which will take place in 2016.
However, we need to provide from new donations the amount of $106,338 more to pay the Arvay team for summary trial and related injunction legal expenses. Please appreciate that the time/dollars the Arvay team put into the summary trial and “stay” work far exceeded the amount that we are required to pay.
It has been a very disappointing week — In our request that the handover of banking data be delayed we “…submitted that common sense would prevail, and the United States would refrain from taking any steps while its ally and treaty partner adheres to the rule of law.” But we were not successful and private information on 110,000 accounts has presumably been sent to the U.S. IRS. We are bleeding but we move forward with your support to round two in our litigation.
A key focus is now the Constitutional-Charter trial. Assume that there will be an appeal whoever wins and that we will likely need to begin asking for donations for the appeal probably some time early next year.
Here again are our key claims in the upcoming Charter trial (sometime in 2016): that the Canadian FATCA IGA implementing legislation violates the Constitution Act of 1867, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms sections 7, 8, and 15, and the unwritten principle of Canada’s Constitution “…that Canada will not forfeit its sovereignty to a foreign state…”