UPDATE October 23, 2014
FATCA IGA lawsuit filed by Vancouver Constitutional Litigator Joseph Arvay on 11 August 2014 in Canada Federal Court. Go to our website (en français) and ADCS blog site for information on the litigation.
We need $97,975 MORE IN 99 DAYS to make the February 1 2015 payment for the legal expenses for Plaintiffs Ginny and Gwen’s Canadian FATCA IGA lawsuit.
Donate ANY amount. Your $25 donations are as important and mean just as much to us as do larger donations.
Vous pouvez donner n’importe quel montant. Vos dons de $ 25 sont utiles.
Since June 1, 2014 you actually raised (a really incredible amount) $200,000 (!) of the $500,000 legal fees cost. This was used to pay the first (August 1) and second (November 1) of five retainers for the Joe Arvay team.
The next $100,000 bill comes due February 1, 2015.
Le gouvernement du Canada surveille nos progrès sur ce site. Ne laissons pas notre adversaire gagner.
You can also expect that even some highly experienced Canadian tax professionals, not yet skilled in understanding or appreciating the words “privacy” or “sovereignty”, must carefully monitor our progress on a daily basis.
Some of you might be worried because our donations come only from “average” people:
“I hate to be a Debbie Downer, and I guess really, I’ll put the “downs” away after this post. Lots of people worked hard to make sure this deadline was met. But, with it falling on average people…that’s still a lot of money to raise, with even more to look forward to. I hope those that give don’t run out of steam, or resources, to make sure this suit goes all the way…”
It IS true that ALL our donations have come from “average” people. Here is a response of John Richardson, our Co-Chair and Legal Counsel:
“What this demonstrates is that the support base for your FATCA lawsuit is very very deep! Your fund raising achievements [more than $200,000] have been without large donors.
Remember that you are NOT in a sprint. You are in a marathon. This means that the depth of the support base is far more important than a small number of “deep pocketed” donors (but for the record, regardless of the depth of your pockets, all donations are welcome).
What “Debbie Downer” suggests may be a weakness is actually a strength. The base of “average people” is greater than the base of “wealthy donors”. There are more and more new donors -expanding your donor base – joining your ranks every day.
Congratulations! You have proved that you can fund this lawsuit. Now that you have proven you can fund the lawsuit, the key is to continue funding it!
Please keep that good momentum going and support our lawsuit.”