DONATIONS ARE NEEDED TO FUND a lawsuit attacking the constitutionality, regarding autonomy, privacy, and equality rights, of the Canadian FATCA IGA legislation that was imposed by the United States on Canada. We want our sovereignty back.
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CANADIAN FATCA LITIGATION UPDATE February 19, 2020:
LITIGATION STATUS: The Notice of Appeal has already been filed but we have a long way to go. My understanding is that both sides have asked for an extension of time to complete the initial appeal process. Our Vancouver lawyer Mr. Delbigio is now preparing a submission to the Court of Appeal stating the list of documents etc. that will be included in the Appeal Book. Both parties are to agree on the documents to be included. The next steps (on our side) will be the Appeal Book itself followed by the Memorandum of Fact and Law, which will contain the key appeal arguments. My (SK) personal guess is that the trial itself will take place during the last quarter of 2020. See Rules
The Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty and Gwen and Kazia have raised $38,219 in this funding round (Thank you for your support!). We ask you for $6,781 to make the installment payment for the legal expenses of our FATCA IGA lawsuit, now at the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal.
Our four ADCS Board members are John Richardson (co-chair and legal counsel), Patricia Moon (Treasurer), Carol Tapanila, and Stephen Kish (Chair).
Justice Mactavish said that it is “important” to avoid consequences threatened by the U.S. But we say not at the expense of our Charter rights.Please help end one of the FATCA compliance laws that impact on all of our countries.
CBC says that, for 2018 tax year, information on 900,000 financial records of Canadian residents was turned over by Canada to U.S. IRS because of the Canadian FATCA law. Gwen and Kazia, two Canadian citizens having no meaningful relationship with the U.S., are appealing on your behalf two Federal Court decisions to the Canadian Court of Appeal.
The grounds for appeal will include violations against their autonomy (Charter section 7), privacy (8) and equality (15) as well as arguments that the ruling was improperly based on the finding that the Income Tax Act is primarily regulatory in nature, and that factors such as the relationship between Canada and United States were not properly dealt with. Fleshed out details of appeal grounds will be provided in the Factum, likely early next year.
Gwen and Kazia ask for your help in paying for the legal costs of the appeal. If you feel that the FATCA IGA is not good for Canada PLEASE DONATE.
Appellants need to raise three installments of $45,000 on December 15, February 15, and April 15, and will apply for approximately $50,000 funding from the Canadian Court Challenges Program. Appellants and the Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty — SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS (ADCS-ADSC).
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For more details see: Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty