FATCA and Canada – 2014
16: FATCA will cost the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) $15.7-$15.8 Million (or $5.7-5.8). Q: Who funds the CRA? A: ALL Canadian Taxpayers
16: *CATCA* or What could the Government of Canada do differently than *rolling over to the threat of US sanctions to their banks* and saying “Not ALL Canadians are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
16: FATCA will cost the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) $15.7-$15.8 Million (or $5.7-5.8). Q: Who funds the CRA? A: ALL Canadian Taxpayers
10: Happy Birthday Isaac Brock Society!
05: F.H. Buckley: Canada’s system of government is proving far superior to America’s
04: Dear Finance Minister Joe Oliver — in response to your latest form letter…
03: My Scotia iTrade (not) FATCA letter
20: Revisiting the Question: “What will YOUR foreign financial institution ask you?” and “What will they do if you do not provide YOUR Certificate of Loss of Nationality?”
12: Attempt to contact Commander Chris Hadfield (with U.S.-defined U.S. Personhood by “Snowbird Rules”)
10: Oh! Canada
06: War of 1812 Heroes Commemorated
04: My November 4, 2014 Conversation with Toronto Consul-General of US: New renunciation appointments (all “LOW-PRIORITY”) extended to September 2015
30: Our Tricia Moon on Canada AM
27: Cheryl’s claim for relinquishment based on INA 1952 350: The case of a dual citizen at birth
25: Any Developments from Credit Unions in Canada?
23: Interesting article by @RoyBerg1 on the Oct. 2014 IRS treatment of #RRSP and #RRIF
23: Canadian FATCA IGA lawsuit: November 1, 2014 legal bill will be paid on time! / Poursuite canadienne contre la FATCA et le gouvernement canadien : nos frais légaux du 1er novembre 2014 seront payés à temps !
22: $82,897 more needed to make the February 1 2015 payment for Canadian FATCA IGA lawsuit/ Il nous reste 82 897 $ à ramasser pour notre poursuite judiciaire: Does the Vatican support our lawsuit?
20: Canada wins a Round in Trade Battle with US
16: What will — and what should — Canadians do when the IRS comes calling?
16: Should we have the same privacy rights as do traffickers of contraband tobacco?
07: Bulletin: IRS relaxes reporting requirements for RRSPs and RRIFs
06: U.S. dollar FX Rates give and take – falling Canadian dollar a benefit for #Americansabroad renouncing
01: From The Desk of John Richardson – Co-Chair ADCS-ADSC.ca
23: From the Supreme Court of Canada, Should provincial law apply to banks OR does Canada’s Constitution give the federal government exclusive power to regulate banks?
22: Please @PMHarper say it isn’t so – Canada is not really a world leader in #FATCA?
21: John Richardson interviewed by Dave Popowich on CHQR’s “More Than Money”
19: Is TD Bank overzealously ferreting out US persons?
10: Robert Wood: “Canadians Attack U.S. Expat Rules, Decrying ‘Accidental Americans’ ”
08: “Ameri-Canadians” and the complexities of identity
05: Le site internet de ADCS-ADSC en français est maintenant en ligne ! ADCS-ADSC has a French website!
03: John Richardson interviewed by Dave Taylor on CHQR Calgary News Talk 770
28: Concern from a Wild Rose Constituent re: FATCA/IGA
26: Obama-allied CNBC praises Canadian TFSA’s – too bad they’re unavailable to US Persons in Canada
21: U.S. Consulate Appointments: Toronto is booked up — no problem; you can go somewhere else, ADDING TO YOUR EXPENSE for the whole U.S. expatriation experience
19: No More Renunciation Appointments Available in Toronto for 2014
19: Solving U.S. Citizenship Problems – Montreal Québec – September 23, 2014
16: Are You a Canada-U.S. Dual Citizen? @cbcallinaday is Following a New Law That Affects You (26
15: The IRS agents in our midst
14: Cards of support from grateful Canadians
14: Ginny and Gwen are Canadians: It’s not funny to make American jokes about them
14: Why don’t you just renounce?
13: Have the Tories already admitted the plaintiffs’ case in the lawsuit by Alliance for the Defence of the Sovereignty of Canada?
12: Statement of Claim to the Canadian Attorney General of Canada
10: Why did Canada not have a ‘drop-dead’ date in their IGA signed with the US for real reciprocity from the US as does, for just one of the smarter countries, South Africa?
10: For a change of pace — and, Would Stuart McLean consider a show about “Accidental Americans”?
07: CBC News article on Harper strategy of legal confrontation: important comment opportunity
01: IRS claims that only 20,000 people are affected by U.S. Form 8891 for Canadian RRSPs
30: Barrie McKenna, “PwC suggests a check to see if you are an ‘accidental American’”
27: Canadian(?) Banks Tally Their USA Tax Compliance Tab
24: Vancouver Sun: Metro Vancouver Woman Joins Movement to Drop US Citizenship
23: A reply from the Liberal Party, but still not from Justin Trudeau…
21: P.C. M.P. Pierre Poilievre sees ‘no equivalency’ between USA and Eritrea
19: Canadian Banks want to merge: I say hell NO!!!
18: Canadians, their Privacy Rights and the Conservative Government
16: The Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty has made it onto Wikipedia!
14: The slippery slope of Bill C-24: “…disclosure of information to verify the citizenship status or identity of any person” to enforce any Canadian law “or law of another country”
13: CBC Radio Ottawa “All In A Day” July 4th interview with Allison Christians and Kathleen
09: Stunning hypocrisy: Canada threatens closure of Eritrean consulate over diaspora tax
07: New Streamlined Program – Part 1 – the Canadian Snowbird Dilemma (Moodys GartnerTax)
06: Flying the American flag upside down to celebrate July 4th in London, ON
06: Canadian retirement plans of “U.S. persons” subject to double taxation
04: IRS Claims Statutory Authority for FATCA Agreements Where no Such Authority Exists
04: National Post: U.S. driving #americansabroad to renounce
04: IRS Claims Statutory Authority for FATCA Agreements Where No Such Authority Exists
04: National Post: US Driving Americans Abroad to Renounce
04: FATCA exposed on Independent Nation: John Richardson, Tricia Moon and Peter Dunn discuss the loss of democracy and sovereignty in Canada (0)
03: @PMHarper gives @BarackObama #FATCA – the “Gift that keeps on giving”: Stephen Kish and Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty in Toronto Star (6)
03: John Richardson on Global National TV: FATCA Arrives in Canada
02: Looking back, the day after the demise of Sovereign Canada — “This is not the Canada I grew up in.”
01: Globe & Mail – Group Plans Constitutional Challenge
26: Two tier Canadian citizenship alleged to violate Charter
26: Please Provide in This Post Approaches Big Canadian Banks Will Use to Establish U.S. Personhood of Account Holders on July 2 2014: Remember— Information provided in casual conversations with account manager is now accepted bank practice in Canada
24: My Letter to the Editor at Beach Metro News
24: Patrick Cain, Global News, among Canadian journalists covering the *US Person in Canada* as second-class citizen, compliments of the stealth of Conservatives in omnibus Bill C-31 (4)
23: Margaret Wente awakens from her three year slumber (7)
23: Globe Editorial (8)
20: Implementation of the US FATCA IGA set for Canadian Governor General’s Royal Assent
19: Canada’s position: Eritrea bad, America good
17: Expatriate Americans Break Up With Uncle Sam to Escape Tax Rules
13: House of Commons Votes to Help U.S. IRS Seize Bank Records of Canadians as Bill C-31 Passes – FATCA is Now the Law in Canada!
13: More Canadian media advertising for the #IRS and #FATCA
11: Treat all Canadian citizens equally under the law: Globe and Mail
09: Blaze Has a New Article in Tax News – FATCA “Sea Change”
09: Brock Warrior down: Don Whiteley
08: Barrie McKenna reports on IRS “Ray of Hope”
06: BREAKING NEWS: FATCA IGA Vote On C-31 Omnibus Bill Expected In House of Commons Monday June 9
06: Canadians are invited to share their priorities for the 2015 Federal Budget
05: Elizabeth May Continues FATCA Fight in House of Commons
05: Lets have a Canada Day, “Letter to the Editor” Blitz!
04: Why is Stephen Harper paying for Canadian companies to move to the United States
03: “6. Will my financial institution be asking me if I was born in the U.S.?” (from the CRA website ( FAQs – FATCA)
01: Canadians and International Friends! It’s now time to support our legal challenge!
25: From MapleSandbox.ca: “Anyone getting the FATCA Call?”
23: Controversial US Tax Law Affects Many American Expats and How It May Compromise Canadian Sovereignty, This Sunday on Contact
21: Dear Conservative MP: Can ALL Canadians travel to Cuba (or any other country) on their Canadian passport – even if they are deemed to be a ‘US Person’?
18: More re invasions of Canadians’ privacy, as reported in the Calgary Herald
16: Don Cayo: Uncle Sam Makes Canadians An Offer We Can’t Refuse- DOH!!!!
13: Bravo, Lynne. Here’s Lynne’s Opening Statement to the Finance Committee (cross-posted from MapleSandbox.ca)
12: Standing Committee on Finance Meeting #35 – Wed., May 14, 2014
12: NDP Petition: “Protect Canadians from FATCA” (cross-posted from MapleSandbox)
12: NDP calling on Harper government: Remove FATCA from omnibus budget bill
11: PMSH: “You Won’t Recognize Canada When I’m Through With It”
08: Notice of Meeting of Standing Committee on Finance #34 Tuesday May 13
08: Cross post: Canadians, give your FATCA briefs to Finance Committee
07: Canadian Bankers Association appears before Senate National Finance Committee on FATCA
07: Maple Sandbox Invited to Finance Committee on #FATCA #IGA in #C31
05: Get FATCA Out of Budget Bill, NDP Urges
04: Brockers comment at Forbes: even the Canadian Challenge is discussed…
02: Harper Govt Stuffing More Garbage Legislation
02: Dear MPs: Foreign governments (like Canada’s) sign IGAs…there’s one born every minute.”
02: Toronto May 2 Citizenship Based Taxation Forum live comments
01: House Finance Committee Q&A today on Canada-US IGA
01: NDP: Conservatives must remove FATCA from budget bill
29: Quotes for ADCS/ADSC WEBSITE need from our international friends
29: Marc Garneau asks whether a treaty has been properly tabled, its implementation plan Bill C-31…
28: Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty (ADCS)/L’Alliance pour la défense de la souveraineté canadienne (ADSC) is established in Canada/est créée au Canada
25: Kevin Shoom testifies before Senate National Finance Committee on Tuesday on FATCA. Bankers come Wednesday
22: Another IMPORTANT submission on Omnibus Bill C-31 (which allows implementation in Canada of the FATCA IGA) – Senate Committee on National Finance
22: Encouraging the Fraser Institute to give priority to studying implementation of the U.S. imposed FATCA IGA allowed by almost-completed Canadian legislation in Omnibus Bill C-31
We Intend to Commence Litigation Challenging Canadian FATCA-IGA Implementation Legislation on Behalf of All Persons in Canada and Those Impacted by FATCA in the Rest of the World
Will All Banks Ptovide a Comfortable Experience When You Get a Call, “We’d like to set up a meeting with you”
Legal Opinion on Canadian Constitutionality of FATCA IGA Legislation Received Saturday April 12, 2014
Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty Passes Away
How the US Pulled Off the Great Canadian Privacy Giveaway
Charlie Angus, Official Opposition Critic on Ethics Speaks Out Against FATCA in Parliament
Canadian Charter Challenge Fund is Officially Closed
PM Harper: If you won’t stand up for Canada, give other MPs a chance to vote against FATCA
Canada’s Parliament MPs Asking the Right Questions About FATCA
Breaking News: Tories Hide FATCA Law in Budget Act
Most Canadian Credit Unions a Safe Place?
Jon McComb on World Today Interviews Vincent Gogolek from the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association on FATCA
A Letter from John Weston, MP, Regarding the IGA: We Need to Educate Him
Canadian Charter Challenge Fund: Step One Complete
Fantastic News: The Canadian Charter Challenge Fund Has Reached its Goal
Elizabeth May Challenges IGA Constituionality During Question Period
John McComb CKNW Peter Dunn Interview
Jim Jatras in the Toronto Star: Enforce Canadian Law, not FATCA
An Historic Day: Help Canada Stand Up to the American Bully: Donate Now to the Canadian Charter Challenge Fund
Allison Christians on New Canadian-US IGA
Important Canadian IGA NOtes from Canada Revenue Agency
5 February 2014. Canada-US IGA signed
Dept of FInance Legislative Proposals and Explanatoiry Notes Relating to the Canada-US Enhanced Tax Information Exchange agreement
Canada Revenue Agency information on “Enhanced Financial Account Information Reporting” re FATCA IGA
On the Isaac Brock Site:
The Canada-US FATCA Intergovermental Agreement
Ministry of Finance Statement: http://www.fin.gc.ca/n14/14-018-eng.asp
Canada-US FATCA IGA: http://www.fin.gc.ca/treaties-conventions/pdf/FATCA-eng.pdf
CBC. FATCA Deal Takes Some Heat Off Canadian Banks
CBC. Canadian Banks to be Compelled to Share Client’s Info with US
February 2014 (continued)
03: Canada’s Complicity in the U.S. Surveillance State – Theo Caldwell, National Post
02: Canadian investment firm claims it is an “IRS withholding agent” (
02: Allison Christians was right, Mr. Mahany: The annual cost of filing U.S. taxes can be “astronomical.” CORRECT!
Justin Trudeau says Duals Fall Under USA Authority!
Thank You, Elizabeth May — Justin Trudeau, Listen Up
CBC, The World at 6, James FitzMorris. FATCA and US Reciprocity Hypocrisy
Is Ottawa Stalling on FATCA Tax Crackdown Because US Isn’t Ready?
Urgent: Q121 — Ted Hsu Questions to Parliament Has Insufficient Answers
The Stereotype of the Wealthy US Expat
More CBC News – Spineless Canadian Bankers Think FATCA Like Winter
US FATCA Overreach Featured on CBC’s The National
Allison Christians CBC Interview on FATCA and US Citizenship-Based Taxation (Note: Ms. Christians is Chairman of the Tax Law Department, McGill University Faculty of Law)
US Tax by Default: Matt Galloway, CBC Radio, Toronto
CBC News: FATCA and Unsuspecting Canadians
Kim Moody Says Canada Must Comply with FATCA
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