AtticusinCanada and WhiteKat were a successful anti-FATCA presence at Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s press conference in Ottawa yesterday.
Besides handing out leaflets, they spoke with people, one of whom was Globe and Mail reporter Bill Curry, who – although the event was held to announce a three year freeze in unemployment insurance premiums – asked Minister Flaherty about FATCA.
WhiteKat’s sign said: “FATCA: Sequel to the War of 1812” on one side and “FATCA = Extortion by USA of All Canadians” on the other. Atticus’ sign said: US Bullying violates Canadian Charter: Stop FATCA” on one sign and “Google isaacbrocksociety.ca” on the other.
Minister’s Flaherty’s reply is on CTV, beginning around 4.25 min.
WhiteKat and Atticus’ conversation with reporter Curry also resulted in a Globe and Mail article.
Thank you, WhiteKat and Atticus!
Marvin, I just posted about it. I threw it up on a post so that we can all work on it. Once we have something we all like – we can throw into a word or rtf file and people can make customizations for their particular area and then turn it into a pdf. Does that sound good to you?
@WhiteKat I agree with you that Canada is key. One reason–in addition to the reasons you cited–is that, if the oft cited numbers are true, there are 6 million expats total, of whom 1 million live in Canada. There can’t be very many countries in the world where American expats represent such a high and potentially powerful segment of the population. Even if the other 5 million expats all lived in China, they would be a much smaller drop in the bucket because of China’s much greater population.
Sounds good. Will be busy the next couple days, but will check it out.
Thank you folks. I appreciate all your efforts. I will keep tossing in my comments as widely as I can. Publicity is what is needed to counter the propaganda that has been used as a smoke screen to slide FATCA through. Has anyone heard anymore about Cruz yet?
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