Our Plaintiffs believe that the sacrifice of Canada’s sovereignty to a foreign state is wrong. Canadians can support Plaintiffs Ginny, Gwen, and Kazia by being a Witness in our FATCA IGA lawsuit. — If interested contact me at Stephen.Kish.Chair@adcs-adsc.ca
Plaintiffs Ginny and Gwen now have a new Plaintiff in our Canadian FATCA IGA lawsuit:
Her name is Kazia Highton, lives in British Columbia, and like Ginny and Gwen, left the United States at an early age. All of our Plaintiffs happen to be strong-minded women….
As some of you know, it takes a very special courage to be a Plaintiff in a Canadian lawsuit. We welcome Kazia to the litigation and to our supporters — and thank her for acting on behalf of ALL Canadians — most of whom will never know of, or appreciate, her actions today.
I hope that you will understand that I cannot disclose the specifics regarding the strategic reasons why our litigators felt that it was important to select Kazia as a Plaintiff.
The Amended Statement of Claim is pretty much identical to the original Statement of Claim, the difference being the addition of a new Plaintiff. However, you might notice that some statements on “sovereignty” are beefed up somewhat. We now state for example: “The distinction created by the Impugned Provisions causes the Plaintiffs disadvantage, including but not limited to the facts that the Plaintiffs: a. are denied the protection of Canadian sovereignty…“.
For all of us, sovereignty is a very important and obvious Claim. Previously, Canada was a sovereign nation until it gave up that sovereignty because of fear of economic harm promised by the United States — if it did not comply with the FATCA “agreement”.
To remind you, our Claim is that the FATCA IGA enabling legislation violates the Constitution Act of 1867, including “… the principle that Canada will not forfeit its sovereignty to a foreign state”, and Sections 7, 8, and 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Once the Witnesses have been selected and their affidavits submitted to the Federal Court, I will have another update. Thank you for your support and for your investment in this lawsuit.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO INCLUDE NEW WITNESSES IN THE LITIGATION. If interested, contact me at: Stephen.Kish.Chair@adcs-adsc.ca
I know this is pretty repetitive, but I ask again for more Witnesses:
Oh yeah, did the Panama Papers reveal holders of accounts in the world’s biggest tax haven? There’s no such thing as a “simple” US bank account.
Should this posting be made sticky? And should a thermometer be attached for the numbers of plaintiffs and witnesses?