They re-iterate their fight continues to be with the Obama Administration though:
Jim’s comment on big disappointment yesterday is very interesting. But what Canada’s supposedly “Conservative” government did will not be Republicans Overseas’ focus since our job is to hold the Obama government’s feet to the fire and put pressure on Congress to repeal FATCA. However, as constitutional conservatives, we do believe FATCA has trampled on 7.6 million overseas’ American citizens’ right to privacy, to make a living, to private property, and to due process since neither the Obama government nor Canadian government could claim all 7.6 million Americans, including close to 2 million of them residing in Canada are tax-cheats. What we have witnessed is that both governments take away everyone’s constitutional protection in order to catch a few tax-cheats. This dragnet approach could only happen in authoritarian societies, not in free societies like Canada and America. In a free society, voters do hold parties and politicians accountable. Would this Canadian government regret that it could be blamed for helping the IRS to collect personal financial data on its own citizens due to FACTA’s reciprocity feature on the next election day? it depends on you, the Canadian voters.