We have now incorporated a Canadian non-profit organization with Corporations Canada:
“Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty (ADCS)/L’Alliance
pour la défense de la souveraineté canadienne (ADSC)”
ADCS/ADSC is not affiliated with any other organization.
The present Board Directors are listed below. Other individuals critical in setting up ADCS/ADSC are Gwendolyn Brock, K. Badger, and many others. Lynne Swanson will chair the legal challenge committee.
The overall purpose of the Corporation is to defend Canadian sovereignty and protect all persons in Canada from the attempts of other countries to impose their “extra-territorial legislation” on Canada.”
Its immediate objective is to fund a legal challenge to oppose changes in Canadian laws that would impose the U.S. FATCA law on all people in Canada.
Given that the Canadian government has extensive financial resources (courtesy of the taxpayers of Canada), significant monies need to be raised. We are counting on your support.
Stephen Kish (Chair)
John Richardson (co-Chair)
Patricia Moon (Secretary/Treasurer)
Carol Tapanila (Director)
Nous avons maintenant constitué une organisation canadienne à but non lucratif auprès de Corporations Canada :
“Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty (ADCS)/L’Alliance pour la défense de la souveraineté canadienne (ADSC)”
ADCS/ADSC n’est pas affiliée avec aucune autre organisation.
Les noms des administrateurs du conseil actuels apparaissent ci-dessous. D’autres individus indispensables à la création d’ADCS/ADSC sont Gwendolyn Brock, K. Badger et plusieurs autres. Lynne Swanson sera la présidente du comité responsable de la contestation judiciaire.
Le but global de l’organisation est de défendre la souveraineté canadienne et de protéger toute personne au Canada face aux tentatives de pays étrangers d’imposer leurs « lois à portée extraterritoriale » au Canada.
Son but immédiat est de lever les fonds nécessaires pour opposer tout changement aux lois canadiennes qui imposerait la loi américaine FATCA à tout individu au Canada.
Étant donné les vastes ressources financières du gouvernement canadien (gracieuseté des contribuables du Canada), nous devons recueillir des sommes considérables. Votre appui nous est indispensable.
Stephen Kish (Président),
John Richardson (Vice-Président),
Patricia Moon (Secrétaire/Trésorière)
Carol Tapanila (Administrateur)
Thank you everyone – will send money as soon as you’re ready : – )
Thanks for pulling this together. How can we help spread the word?
@LM – Twitter, Facebook, word of mouth, Kijiji posts, Reddit, blogs and by whatever other means you can think of! Every little bit helps!
The name was hashed and rehashed by the team. I did not do that alone!
I hear you about India though my fear has always been for the many immigrants to the US who have accounts back home and send money to their families. I am 100% certain that new immigrants are NOT warned about this. I have a connection to India (tho I am not Indian) – many good friends here and there and very familiar with how the family thing works. It infuriates me even more than the lack of due diligence for those of us who are from there, nevermind innocents who really believe they are getting the best deal in the world. GRRRR
Actually, since India is RBT, I can’t see them trying to impose 30% on Indians living in Canada? Have I misunderstood what you mean?
Hope you’re feeling well!
We did not meet the criteria for a charitable organization; only charities can issue tax receipts for donations.
got my plastic ready to send CADs by paypal. just tell me when and where…..
I predict vast success. this is the ONLY WAY OTHER THAN RENOUNCING THAT WE CAN FIGHT BACK . you -all are doing what we should be doing in the UK, Europe ande every other country affected by this imperial overreach
all ex tax slaves unite!
@Tricia, I know India is on RBT and I’m probably being paranoid but if the account held in Canada is a joint account between a tax resident of Canada (the adult child) and a tax resident of India (the retired parent who used to live in Canada) there could be a problem if India decides to apply draconian penalties for non-reporting of foreign accounts like the US does. They’ve been known to try to apply penalties retroactively with businesses. I don’t remember the exact details but I read a story once about how they tried to apply a tax retroactively going back 50 years to a major business.
If a Canadian retires and moves to India are they not a tax resident of India if they spend 80% of their time there?
Could Canada argue that because one of the account holders is a tax resident of Canada the account won’t be reported? How could they argue that when they are not arguing that against the Americans? I am a tax resident of Canada only yet my account could be reported because I am married to an accidental American with whom I have joint accounts. CBT does not justify my account being reported simply because it is a joint account.
India is trying to use every argument the Americans used. It can be done even without CBT if one of the account holders is an Indian resident.
Switzerland didn’t want to hand over the records of Indians who had accounts there because India initially obtained the information as stolen data. The Indians argued why was it ok to give the Americans information on Americans when that data was initially stolen too. Switzerland wouldn’t budge until India threatened them with 30% withholding. We don’t know if those accounts in Switzerland belong exclusively to tax residents of India. They could be joint accounts an Indian resident in India has with their adult child who is resident in Switzerland. What’s the difference between that and what alot of retired Canadians in India do with their adult children in Canada?
I hope what I’ve described above is just the crazy machinations of an anxious mind but after what the Americans have done to us Canadians (their friends) it’s hard to have faith that life will go on as before without some foreign government trying to confiscate your assets which were all accumulated by working and earning income in Canada only.
I will certainly contribute.
The post uses the generic word “organization”, so I have a structure question.
Is ACDS a corporation with directors and limited number of (non-profit) shareholders who elect them? (I’m treasurer of a non-profit like that, so understand such a corporate structure.)
Or is ACDS open to general membership like a society? (Many people, including me, would probably want to join).
Thanks. It’s no exaggeration that some of us might end up being charity cases if the US gets its way.
Count me in either way.
At the present time ADCS/ADSC is not open for general membership like a society. For the time being we just want to keep the structure very lean and focus only on raising monies for the legal challenge.