Brockers! Please distribute this far and wide. We need the media to pay attention to this story.
Please download this Press Release PDF and send it out to your Local Papers, TV and Radio Stations! Tweet and post on Facebook!
We need people to wake up and join the Legal Challenge, but they won’t do so unless they know what is happening to our country.
Here is the .PNG version for Twitter and Facebook posting (please “save image” to download the .png) and attach to your Twitter and Facebook posts:
Trudeau didn’t vote?????
I think most of the “didn’t votes” by non-CONS are protest votes.
14 of 162 conservatives did not vote, while 47 of 141 non-CONS did not vote. So about 30-35 non-CONS deliberately did not vote (the remainder were probably not there). I am sure they felt excluded from the process so why both to vote about something that you had nothing to do with?
I’m tentatively saying the browser gremlins are backing off a bit now (fingers crossed) but earlier even complete resets were not fixing the problem. Congrats on your CLN!!!
Yes, I’ve got the pdf and will probably re-label it Press Release From ADCS. The Canadian Cop story is really very compelling. The whole release is very well done. I’m about to take it over to our local newspaper on a memory stick.
The press release is now in the hands of our local newspaper but no promises it will be printed. They remembered my paid 1/2 page “FATCA WARNING” ad from a few months ago and one of the owners is a neighbour of ours so … fingers crossed. The receptionist said IF they place it as a LTTE they would not use my name (obviously they know it). That’s IF. I know there are others in the area with a US taint but whether or not the newspaper thinks there are enough … who knows. Good luck to others getting the word out.
My husband, feeling a bit more confident with a CLN pending, asked today about FATCA at two banks in town. They both said with new accounts they will be asking: “Are you a Canadian citizen?” and “Where were you born?” He got the impression this would be, at least initially, mostly applied to investment type accounts but that still leaves the uncertainty of what lies ahead. And so it all begins on a “Black Day in July”.
Crystal London: Thank you for acknowledging my comment. i have posted it before, so apologies for repeating, but my feelings now come down to this:
At some point you just realize your country is not quite yours anymore
The Harper Govt always intended to pass the FATCA issue off to the courts to appease the Yanks.
@Don – don’t think the PMO won’t fight against us in court. They will fight this tooth and nail, so we MUST get donations from EVERYONE (large and small). Every penny counts! The government will be fighting us with our own tax money, so please dig down and find ANYTHING you can spare to donate to this cause!
Online privacy decision means ‘back to drawing board’ for Tories
This has all encompassing ramifications for the IGA implementation and attendant override of constitutional rights just passed by Bill C-31.
Although it is dealing with Internet privacy, the basic tenet is the same:
You cannot violate the privacy of even a suspected child molester without a WARRANT, without CAUSE.
Back to the drawing board indeed!
Please don’t take this comment as criticism of any sort. This press release does, indeed, need to be distributed but we still have one more fight, one more chance to turn this around … the Senate. The FATCA Implementation Act is not law yet. It does not become law until it is officially passed by the Senate. Please, everyone, we have one more letter-writing campaign. Let’s wallpaper the Senate Chamber! It is not unheard of for Canada’s body of “sober second thought” to send legislation back to the House. We still have a chance … a slim one, I know, but it *is* a chance.
I’ve been searching for the list of senators email addys. I know it is here someplace….HELP, anyone have it at their finger tips?
New Zealand’s IGA is a bit unique – IRS still trying to force a square peg in a round hold.
Charl and Others:
Thank you, Calgary!
I just made it a page listing these contact links, accessible on sidebar as “Contact info for Government Representatives” under the “Take Action!” heading.
I added the Members of Parliament as well.
If people post links to lists for other countries, I’ll add them too.
COPY and PASTE (below) into your TO: on an email,
Click CHECK NAMES
These will then show correctly in your email address line for the Canadian Senators you want to whom you will send your email submission.
Attach your submission as a Word or PDF document and also put it into the body of your email message.
Thanks Calgary and Pacifica! You’ve made the job a lot easier!
I’m willing to throw a Hail Mary e-mail pass at the Senate but I need to know if the senators only choice is to either to reject or accept Bill C-31 in total or can they reject parts of it like Part 5 (FATCA implementation section)?
And you can tweet them all as I did a few days ago! List here:
Thanks for the link to the Twitter List for Canadian MPs and Senators. I added that to the Government Representative Contact Info Page.