THE INTENDED FOCUS OF THIS POST IS THE ALLIANCE FOR THE DEFENCE OF CANADIAN SOVEREIGNTY (ADCS) FATCA IGA LEGISLATION TRIAL IN CANADA HELD ON JANUARY 28, 2019.
The reason for this trial is that Plaintiffs Gwen and Kazia want Canada’s FATCA IGA legislation, infringing on their privacy (Charter section 8) and equality (section 15) rights, declared unconstitutional by Canada’s Federal Court — and that a lawsuit is the way to achieve this specific objective.
The lawsuit began during the time of the Harper Conservative government. We had hoped that when the Liberals came to power, there would be no need to continue the lawsuit, because of statements made on June 25, 2015 by Justin Trudeau to ADCS (“The Government of Canada has a responsibility to stand up for its citizens when foreign governments are encroaching on their rights. We believe that the [FATCA] deal reached between Canada and the U.S. is insufficient to protect Canadians.”) — but this was not to be, and the lawsuit continues even with the change in government.
Readers will also find in this post many peripheral comments, irrelevant to the aim of our litigation, on other approaches Canadians might take when dealing with the FATCA turnover — but our Plaintiffs are taking the approach of DIRECTLY challenging the Government that refuses, out of fear of the U.S. bully, to protect them.
They simply want the Courts to kill the bad Canadian FATCA compliance law.
When reading the comments below please consider what Plaintiffs’ Gwen and Kazia want to achieve with their lawsuit.
More discussion of the lawsuit below: