UPDATE: FATCA IGA litigation in Canada Federal Court: The guts of our Plaintiffs’ (Gwen and Kazia) arguments and those of the Government we oppose (for simplicity, “Canada”) can now be found in four court documents (that our supporters paid for) submitted between October 3 and December 13, 2018 (see below for some excerpts). The Court submissions can be found on our ADCS website.
The trial, which fleshes out the written arguments in orals in Federal Court, will be held the week of January 28, 2019 (this month!) in Vancouver. We hope that some of you will attend.
OUR JANUARY 2019 TRIAL WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF BROCKERS. Somehow you found the monies to pay for this trial.
WE ARE SORRY BUT WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO ASK YOU LATER FOR MORE DONATIONS TO KEEP OUR LAWSUIT ALIVE.
— MORE FUNDING WILL BE NEEDED FOR THE EXPECTED APPEAL: A trial decision will come at some indeterminate time later (June 2019?) and it can be expected that THERE WILL BE AN APPEAL NO MATTER WHO WINS.
— However, our appeal will only happen if we are successful in seeking funds, again from our supporters, for the costs of the appeal (Canada has unlimited funds from taxpayers). Also please appreciate that Gwen and Kazia have subjected themselves to personal financial liability — harm from Canada if we lose — on your behalf.
At present we do not intend to seek funds for the appeal costs until pronouncement of judgement.
The first filing deadline is 30 days after court decision, and then a series of new 30 day deadlines kick in, and we will need to scramble very quickly to obtain the necessary funds our legal team will need to pay for their costs.