Further to the suggestion Blaze posted on another thread, I sent an early-Canada-Day email to the PM, my MP, Thomas Mulcair, and Ministers Flaherty, Baird, and Kenney. I won’t reproduce my own text here, because I don’t want the wording to become a template and lose effectiveness. I sent it a bit early, partly to match the Bicentennial of the declaration of war in 1812 (on June 18) and also because I won’t be able to send it on July 1. I thought maybe I’d start a new thread on this, for people to post any replies or experiences on this subject. It would get lost on the other thread.
I’ve had two replies so far. Email from the PMO thanking me for expressing my concern and telling me they’re forwarding it to Flaherty’s office (I sent the emails separately so no one knows the same email went separately to each of them).
My MP’s office sent the following short reply, for what it’s worth:
Thank you for your e-mail of June 17 sharing your thoughts on Canada Day, the War of 1812 and FATCA. Please be assured that Mr. Dewar and his colleagues continuing to work on this issue.
Not sure how much attention or traction these emails will get during the summer recess, but worth a shot anyway. The interesting one will be the reply from Flaherty, which will likely be drafted by or in consultation with Ministry of Finance officials who aren’t in recess. The reply may just be another variation on the theme of the standard letter (that CARP got recently) or maybe there will be something more. At minimum, we’ll either get confirmation that nothing is settled yet, or that something is and what it is. Will let you know what I get from Flaherty. No confidence that I’ll hear squat from Baird or Kenney, but I remain open to pleasant surprises.