We would be remiss, if we didn’t give special attention to this article by Don Whiteley.
In signing an agreement spelling out the details of how Canada will comply with a U.S. tax law targeting Americans living in Canada, our country surrendered its sovereignty
It deserves recognition, as there is no article out in the Canadian Media landscape that describes more accurately what has just happened with the IGA signing. However, we should not be surprised, as the author, Don Whiteley has often contributed his insights and comments on IBS. His continued contribution to the education of Canadians via good media articles is outstanding and deserving of praise.
If you are a newbie, Don has also written other excellent articles too. I highly recommend them to you. Here are two.
This one from the Globe and Mail..
and this one from the Vancouver Sun
Thank you Don for your continued media efforts. I would have only one small comment about your final line where you say,
My guess is the Americans can’t believe they are getting away with this.
My guess is, that the FATCAnatics in Treasury, like Robert Stack, are so full of H&C (Hubris and Certainty) that ALL countries will bend to their will, the only thing that surprised them is that this one took a little longer than planned!
PS, …if you want a good example of a country that does NOT just capitulate to American will, read the Cotton Wars here Go Brazil!