Posted on October 13, 2015 by Petros Posted in Issues regarding US persons abroad 5 Comments Someone sent me this letter and asked me to post it. It is a timely reminder that the current government is not doing all that it can do to avoid the extraordinary rendition of the financial information of Canadian citizens to the IRS. 2015-09-21 Letter – Cullen to CRA-Fin re FATCA Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...
FWIW the website threehundredeight.com, which is projecting election results by riding (a somewhat mug’s game given small sampling sizes and a certain arbitrariness to their assumptions about the influence of incumbency on the votes), today is forecasting that Nathan Cullen is 95% likely to be re-elected in his riding. Which, whatever happens nationally on October 19, is good news for Canada and for persons visiting this website, because Cullen “has our back” on this issue.
Unfortunately Murray Rankin, another champion of the anti-FATCA cause on the House Finance Committee, is in a tight race with the Green Party and is given only a 67% chance of re-election. I’m at a loss to understand why the Greens have seemingly targeted Murray, who is a progressive NDP member and environmental lawyer, rather than targeting a Con in some other riding. My respect and estimation of the Green Party has taken a serious hit with this news. But let’s hope Murray also keeps his seat. The website says he’s about 7 points ahead of the Greens (and more than 20 points ahead of both the Liberal and Conservative candidates, so the Greens really are his only threat), but those numbers are subject to significant sampling errors and there are still six days to go before election day, things can shift in that time frame. If you know anyone who lives in Victoria riding, please suggest gently to them they vote NDP in that riding. The Cons won’t take the riding, and the Greens aren’t going to pose any threat to the Conservatives nationally, so ABC in that riding should mean voting NDP and not Green IMHO.
If everyone unhappy with the Marxist Income Tax would bombard Paul Ryan with thousands, no millions of letters, asking for the FairTax Bill HR25 to become law…..expats could do whatever they wanted and the IRS would be a thing of the past. The FairTax is the most studied Taxing system ever invented to pay for the government and stop every politician from from being an extortionist in order to hold onto a job that has an eleven (thats 11%) percent approval rating but a 95% re election rate because they use the Marxist Tax System to extort campaign funds from rich people to jigger the system in a way only they know and have done it 9,000 times since 1986, in order to help the Oligarch and reduce his taxes while the rest of us pays our unfair share. ADVOCATE FOR THE FAIRTAX AND SPOIL THEIR PLAYHOUSE.
I read (maybe on Brock somewhere) that should the NDP lose, Mulcair is expected to step down. Nathan Cullen is named as a possible successor. I like Mr Cullen. He’s energetic and eager to work hard for his constituents. This letter is evidence of that.
@Bubblebustin I voted in the 2011 NDP leadership campaign. Mulcair was my no. 2 choice (preferential ballot); Cullen was my no. 1 choice. Still is. My MP Paul Dewar was a candidate then, may be again, and would be my no. 2 choice (or no. 1 if Cullen doesn’t run). Dewar organized an information meeting in our riding about FATCA during the leadership race, was I think one of the first and few MPs to do that. He knows the issue and also has everyone’s back on that. He also works hard for his constituents. So the NDP will have at least a couple of credible and excellent alternatives to Mulcair if he goes.
Good to know, Schubert1975.
With the exception of the Green Party’s and a couple other names I’m not familiar with, I’ve met all of my riding’s candidates – even the Marijuana Party whose candidate happens to be a friend of 40 years and runs a pot dispensary in the area.
I’m happy to say that with the exception of the Green Party, the foundation to continue dialogue about the FATCA IGA with any of the major contenders has already been laid for me to take up with whoever’s elected – which I plan to do immediately.