Marry this NDP petition with Petros New Post: “NDP calling on Harper government: Remove FATCA from omnibus budget bill“.
If you, like many Canadians, are concerned about the implementation of the USA FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) IGA (intergovernmental agreement) being buried in yet another omnibus bill, C-31, rather than thoroughly studied on its own merits in a stand-alone bill, please voice your concern by signing the NDP petition — then pass it on to your Canadian family, friends, business associates and neighbours (many of whom could also be indirectly affected). By precedent being set, this should concern ALL Canadians.
Cross-posted from MapleSandbox.ca:
PROTECT CANADIANS FROM FATCA is a just launched petition from the NDP.
Tell Stephen Harper to protect our constitutional and privacy rights from this invasive U.S. law.
The Conservatives are rushing to implement an American law that threatens the rights of more than a million Canadians…
Let’s send Stephen Harper a message:
It’s time to put Canadians first.
Canadians, please sign the on line petition.
This was sent to Lynne Swanson by Murray Rankin’s Assistant. More on Murray Rankin’s FATCA page on his website.