As many of you may have gathered by now, I’m not a Tory, I’m a “Dipper” (NDP supporter) from way back. But I am beginning to like Jim Flaherty. Certainly more than any other Tory in recent memory (with the exception of Jim Prentice, for whom I also have great respect, after his stance for the free vote on gay civil marriage in Canada a couple of years ago).
In today’s mail (remember Canada Post?) I got a three-and-a-half page reply from Flaherty to three emails I’d sent last month. Actually not “snail” mail, it arrived the day after it was dated (but then, I live in Ottawa). It may be a new standard reply now, and others may have received one recently, but there’s a passage in it that I haven’t heard before, on FATCA, which I’d like to pass on, with pride and hope.