UPDATE: Sorry folks, the interview wasn’t yesterday, but will air today (March 5) at 4:15 pm Pacific; 7:15 Eastern.
Thanks to the persistence of one read at Isaac Brock, I spoke with Jon McComb of Vancouver’s CKNW, and
the interview will play on the live stream at 20:35 Eastern / 17:35 Pacific Time. Subject: FATCA and its impact on so-called US persons in Canada.
Afterwards, the show is available here: http://www.cknw.com/the-world-today/
Great interview. Great PR. I had given up on listening to this interview, as I had tuned in on the 4th and heard a 3 hour discussion about Luongo being traded to Florida. I had to pretend to be interested because I AM CANADIAN. This interview was worth the wait. Thanks Cheers and Petros.
Nice work ChearsBigEars! My biggest regret is not making the Vancouver FATCA info session.
@ChearsBigEars, can you get specific about this interview that appeared to have happened on Feb 14?
Len Glass interviewed on CKNW’s the World Today
Len Glass was recently interviewed on CKNW’s The World Today with Jon McComb discussing the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). FATCA is meant to address tax evasion by American citizens living abroad, but is raising questions about privacy implications as it requires financial institutions in other countries to tell the IRS about US citizens’ offshore accounts with than $50,000. On the show, Len discussed the Act and examined how it would impact Canadian financial institutions as well as US citizens living in Canada.
I clicked through the content for Hours 1, 2, 3, 4 for February 14th and did not hear that interview. I think perhaps the above comment was for that date, a mention of the interview took place on a date before that. Couldn’t find anything there by doing a search for either FATCA or Len Glass.
I sent a message to Jon McComb, thanking him for the molologue and FATCA coverage of March 5th — and asked if the interview with Len Glas was still available to listen to.
Thank you Calgary411.
I was taken totally by surprise that afternoon as I had just left talking to a friend about the subject and when I heard it come on the air I turned off the radio to call him and some others to try to get them to turn on the show. Consequently I was distracted because I already knew most of the material and wasn’t really listening too much between phone calls….so sorry, no specifics from me.
Now that I have a moment to breathe, I finally listened to this podcast. So GREAT! Good job Jon McComb and Petros! Thanks for hounding this guy Chears! Every little bit of information that gets out to the public wakes up more people to this travesty and gets this message out to the public. I think that there is now some critical mass that we have reached and the snowball may well start thundering down the slope!
I just noticed that John Weston follows CKNW on twitter.