On August 11, 2014 Plaintiffs Ginny Hillis and Gwen Deegan filed a Claim in Federal Court of Canada arguing that the U.S. FATCA law imposed on Canada violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of Canadians. We lost in Federal Court and later in the Federal Court of Appeal.
On January 10, 2023 our Appellant, Gwen, filed a “leave to appeal” request in the Supreme Court of Canada asking the Court to accept her application to hear the appeal. In argument Gwen asked Court to consider both Charter sections 8 and 1. Section 8 protects against “unreasonable” searches or seizures and section 1 protects rights and freedoms subject to reasonable limits.
Today, on July 13, 2023 the Supreme Court of Canada decided not to hear the appeal, thus exhausting our last opportunity to appeal in the Canadian courts.
Given the Supreme Court decision, the Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty (ADCS) has decided to abandon its efforts to end the Canadian legislation enabling the U.S. FATCA law — and will dissolve our non-profit corporation.
The ADCS Board thanks many for past support which made this lawsuit possible: the brave plaintiffs and appellants Gwen, Ginny, and Kazia, the Isaac Brock Society, and the hundreds of people who, since 2014, contributed financially and in other cases their encouragement that this legal challenge was necessary.
Thank you all for your support,
Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty