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“When the former Conservative government agreed to hand over private banking information of Canadians to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the Liberals led the growing chorus of indignation…
Let us count the ways:
“We must deny the Conservatives permission to allow the transmission of personal information without the authorization of a judge,’’ wrote Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg (Bourassa), now the parliamentary secretary to Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier.
His office said Thursday he had no comment and instead shared a statement from Trudeau’s office.
Vancouver MP Hedy Fry cited experts who said the agreement violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Marc Garneau, now the minister of transport, said the deal “infringes upon our sovereignty’’ and was “an attack on our privacy.’’
Scott Brison, now president of the Treasury Board, tried to amend the agreement to exempt Canadian citizens.
Last week Brison and Garneau told Elizabeth Thompson of iPolitics that they both now support an agreement that is difficult to opt out of retroactively [Difficult to get out of??] .
Then, six weeks before the 2015 campaign began, Trudeau wrote: “Targeting hard-working Canadians who pay taxes is unfair. The government of Canada has a responsibility to stand up for its citizens when foreign governments are encroaching on their rights.’’…
etc. etc — you know how the story ends