Hard-hitting alternatives for this Conservative Government and all MPs on how they can stop, better analyze the consequences and not recklessly change what Canadians hold as values if the signed Intergovernmental Agreement with the US for FATCA is implemented. At the very least, let’s have some open discussion with ALL of Canada …
Richardson / Kish Finance Canada Submission, March 10, 2014
John Richardson and Stephen Kish give very specific reasoning the Department of Finance has not likely seen before in:
. Why there should be NO Canadian participation in FATCA;
. Specific recommendations in the event that Canada does participate in FATCA.
The Government of Canada should not assist the United States in general, and in any manner with the facilitation and/or implementation of FATCA on Canadian soil.
March 10, 2014
Tax Policy Branch
Canada Department of Finance
Enclosed please find PDF and and Word attachment versions of a proposal by John Richardson and Stephen Kish to Canada Finance entitled “Request for changes in legislative proposal to establish IGA between U.S. and Canada for the enhanced exchange of tax information.”
Mr. Richardson and I hope that you will find the comments to be useful.
Barrister and Solicitor,
Stephen Kish, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Toronto
We welcome your comments on this submission. We worked hard on it.
I put in a submission too I had no reply.
I did get a reply from my MP today. I have not been getting weekly updates. Most of my emails have not been answered. Some phone calls I talked to someone.
They don’t care.. It seems this MP believes the PC have the power.
We understand your frustration over the unfair provisions of FACTA. However, It is unfortunate if you claim that your MP hasn’t responded. This is simply not true. Over the last number of months our office has responded to you on numerous occasions. I apologize that my staff has not responded to your latest call within 24 hours, but, I represent a very large riding with almost 100,000 constituents and a finite amount of resources.
Over the past several weeks my office has been in regular weekly communication with you on FATCA, usually at the time or day you have phoned or emailed. More than one of my staff members has emailed and spoken with you on multiple occasions.
We have expressed our concerns and continue to work on this issue. I know that this issue directly and personally impacts you, like many other Canadians and that the political process can seem frustrating and alienating. I promise you that I have been and will continue to work on FATCA.
If you want to call or e-mail to put pressure on this issue I suggest you put pressure on the Conservative government as they have been negotiating this deal.
All the best,
Thank you for getting that confirmation. I guess they just turned off the auto reply although it would be nice to think it was overloaded. Breaks my heart that an 80 year woman would have to be faced with this amount of worry — turning her golden years into woebegone years.
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