Thank you for your email. While it is unfortunate you are not renewing your membership we respect your decision — however there is one point of misinformation. We have spoken on FATCA in the past. This year we retained a major Canadian law firm to research this issue for us — we do not intervene or weigh in on every single civil liberties issue — but when we feel we can contribute effectively the first step is to ensure we have the best research. on FATCA we outsourced the research to ensure we had a complete picture of all the issues on both sides of the border. We had expected this research earlier this year , and have received replies from the firm that we will get the memo this fall. I am not sharing this information with you to change your mind, only to let you know that we have not ‘chosen not to address’ the issue.
Their position is kind of incoherent. As least they will not use Not Withstanding clause, if the case is won… maybe.
I just sent this to all NDP sitting members.
Please ask the geniuses running the NDP campaign…
Why they are unwilling to solicit the 1,000,000+ votes of Canadian citizens with the misfortune of being born in the USA who are having their bank records turned over to the IRS by the Stephen Harper government?
“ For all these reasons, the declaratory and injunctive relief requested by the plaintiffs in their motion for summary judgment shall be denied by the Court, without prejudice to the plaintiffs’ right to pursue their claim that the impugned provisions are ultra vires or inoperative because they are unconstitutional or otherwise unjustifiably infringe Charterrights. There shall be no costs. This is a case where, in view of the nature of the issues and the public interest involved in clarifying the scope of novel provisions affecting hundreds of thousands of Canadian citizens, no costs should be ordered against the losing parties.”
This last sentence leads us to believe that the case may be heard in the Supreme Court of Canada at a later date.
Hillis v. Canada (Attorney General) 2015 FC 1082
Personally, I am not surprised. Canadian courts are very conservative and always it appears defers to the government.
Suggest emailing Mulcair’s press Secretary about this outrage as he is apparently US-born.
While waiting around for the Cavaliers Hawks game to begin I came across this!
Looks like Exemption #2 is the Winner.
We are now refugees in
My little daughter
Returns home in the evening complaining that no child
Will play with her. She is German, and comes
From a nation of gangsters.
When I exchange loud words during a discussion
I am told to be quiet. The people here do not like
Loud words from someone
Who comes from a nation of gangsters.
When I remind my little daughter
That the Germans are a nation of gangsters
She is glad with me that they are not loved
And we laugh together.
Bertolt Brecht, 1940
IRS to Move on “US Persons” in Toronto, Canada.