Our four ADCS Board members are John Richardson (co-chair and legal counsel), Patricia Moon (Treasurer), Carol Tapanila, and Stephen Kish (Chair).
Canadians and International Supporters, we have now received sufficient donations to pay off the $45,000 installment for the legal fees bill for our Canadian FATCA lawsuit appeal. Thank you for your longstanding support.
As Embee says: “This lawsuit may have been overshadowed by these trying times but it’s still important to assert one’s right to justice and plead for common sense to prevail in whatever form US bully boy tactics threaten our well-being”
The FATCA Canada lawsuit began in 2014 and will likely be resolved only in the Supreme Court. Its simple aim is to strike down the FATCA IGA and enabling provisions of Canada’s Income Tax Act in their entirety. Stated differently: We want our nation’s sovereignty back.
A commenter reminded us that we will not receive any support from either Conservative or Liberal Canadian governments: “Harper signed the IGA (Flaherty did clearly point out it’s failings but it went ahead anyway) and Trudeau criticized the agreement and vowed to do something (he did nothing)”. This means that we are on our own.
Please help us to stay the course.
DONATIONS ARE NEEDED TO FUND a lawsuit attacking the constitutionality, regarding autonomy, privacy, and equality rights, of the Canadian FATCA IGA legislation that was imposed by the United States on Canada. We want our sovereignty back.
You can DONATE by cheque and cash in the mail, PayPal and transfers.
CANADIAN FATCA LITIGATION UPDATE May 21, 2020:
LITIGATION STATUS: The Notice of Appeal has been filed. This will be followed by the Appeal Book and the Memorandum of Fact and Law (the arguments). My (SK) personal guess is that the trial itself will take place during the first quarter of 2021.
The Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty and Gwen and Kazia have raised $45,000 in this first installment funding round (Thank you for your support!) for the legal expenses of our FATCA IGA lawsuit, now at the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal.
Justice Mactavish said that it is “important” to avoid consequences threatened by the U.S. But we say not at the expense of our Charter rights.Please help end one of the FATCA compliance laws that impact on all of our countries.
CBC says that, for 2018 tax year, information on 900,000 financial records of Canadian residents was turned over by Canada to U.S. IRS because of the Canadian FATCA law. Gwen and Kazia, two Canadian citizens having no meaningful relationship with the U.S., are appealing on your behalf two Federal Court decisions to the Canadian Court of Appeal.
The grounds for appeal will include violations against their autonomy (Charter section 7), privacy (8) and equality (15) as well as arguments that the ruling was improperly based on the finding that the Income Tax Act is primarily regulatory in nature, and that factors such as the relationship between Canada and United States were not properly dealt with. Fleshed out details of appeal grounds will be provided in the Factum, likely mid-year.