CANADIAN FATCA LITIGATION UPDATE October 277 2020:
LITIGATION STATUS: The Notice of Appeal has been filed. At present our lawyer, Canada’s lawyers, and the Court (which makes the final decision) are sorting out the new timelines resulting from the Covid delay. Because this is litigation there may well be further delays, but we move forward. My (SK) personal guess is still that the trial itself will take place during the first quarter of 2021.
DONATIONS ARE NEEDED TO FUND our 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 (easiest) and transfers.
Our four ADCS Board members are John Richardson (co-chair and legal counsel), Patricia Moon (Treasurer), Carol Tapanila, and Stephen Kish (Chair).
— The FATCA Canada lawsuit seeks to strike down the FATCA IGA and enabling provisions of Canada’s Income Tax Act in their entirety. The ligitation began in 2014 and is now at the Canada Federal Court of Appeal stage — likely to be resolved at the Supreme Court.
— The Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty and Plaintiffs Gwen and Kazia have met the first installment milestone (C$45,000) for legal costs (Canadians and International Supporters, thank you for your support!) and we now estimate that we will need a further C$54,218 to cover remaining expenses.
ADCS Legal Advisor John Richardson says: “The Government of Canada’s lawyers are openly justifying FATCA and the FATCA IGAs in order to pacify the United States which is (at least at present) a Foreign Government. The purpose of the Charter of Rights is to protect individuals from the Government of Canada – not to protect the Government of Canada from other countries. By funding the FATCA Canada lawsuit, you are sending a clear message to the Government of Canada that you will not allow them to surrender Canada’s sovereignty to the United States.
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”