Debate takes place 18 November, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Don Mills United Church, 126 O’Connor Drive, Toronto.
Read more about it on Brock … All-Candidates Debate on FATCA Toronto Centre November 18
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and at the Toronto Centre Debates website … http://torontocentredebates.wordpress.com/
This is probably not the right place for this from Online Party of Canada: https://www.onlineparty.ca/issue.php?ISSUEID=752
There are only 3 comments so far, but they reveal the depth of misunderstanding that most people have about FATCA, and CBT.
T Dyck says: “…If you are a Dual Citizen, your information “should probably” be a two way street with the two countries of citizenship. If you disagree maybe its time to renounce or relinquish (like Tina Turner) your “other” citizenship and then your banking information would become a one way street (“to” the country of citizenship). ”
R. Ackert says: “Also, how many Canadians actually have US financial ties? I would assume most do not. ”
I should add my own comment, but am too upset to reply, perhaps do to a post-protest FATCA hangover. Anyone else who would like to help educate a few more souls, please do.
I’ve never heard of this Online Party but the way their site is set up I don’t think I would want to get involved with it. I think it is a waste of time and probably just another source of unwanted future e-mails. If their Toronto Centre candidate goes to the debate today then hopefully he will get properly educated about FATCA. His party seems clueless on this issue.
I’ll take part of that back. The Toronto Centre candidate (also OPC leader), by his comment, shows that he has some understanding of FATCA but just not enough. It was the other two comments I had in mind and that single vote YES on FATCA makes me want to give that head a shake.
I left a comment. There is a poll to vote yes or no to FATCA and it looks like the vote is 75 percent “NO” to FATCA on that page.
Thank goodness for your boundless energy. Your comment (which appeared twice) will put things on the right track at the OPC site I’m certain. You are so near the end of your own entrapment in the U.S. tax net and yet you keep on going for others who don’t yet know about the net and those who are struggling for their own release. Thank you from bottom of my very tired heart. (Three days straight of shovelling snow has left me wiped out.)
Yes, AtticusinCanada, thank you for your dedication and energy. How were you at helping all those folks feeling hopeless and calling you after the CBC interview? You probably felt like a triage nurse knowing that they are wounded but you must send them on their way to get to the next person. Good on you, I wish I could have helped.
The Toronto Centre Debates website posted the following update.
All candidates were invited.
The following candidates participated:
Dorian Baxter – Progressive Canadian
Leslie Bory – Independent
Bahman Yazdanfar – Independent
Michael Nicula – Online Party
John Turmel – Independent
Linda McQuaig specifically declined the invitation
I notice that the candidates from the major parties did not take part in the debate. Pity. Were there any Brockers in the audience?
Thanks for the update!
Not impressed by the decision of the four major party candidates to take a pass on this round.
The Progressive Canadian candidate has earned my vote for this round.
was there a recording or transcript?
@ Mark Twain
I just posed that question at the Toronto Centre Debates website. If I get a reply I’ll pass it on here.
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@Isaac Brock Society
Here is a report on the Toronto Centre FATCA Centric debate (or at least the preliminary one). We may be able to add more content to what the candidates said, but that will take a bit more time. Since you have expressed an interest.
You will note that this report links to a number of FATCA resources including the Issac Brock Society blog. Your members are prescient and your work over the last few years has not gone unnoticed.
If you feel that all or parts of this post are of enduring value feel free to republish in whole or in part.
Thank you, Toronto Centre. I’ve just read the report and it is excellent. You can bet we will all be keeping it on tap to be used whenever and wherever it helps our cause. The debate has already helped by getting a bit of attention paid to FATCA by CBC Radio.
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