$77,270 more needed in 56 days to make the May 1 2015 payment for Canadian FATCA IGA lawsuit/ Il nous reste 77,270 $ à ramasser pour notre poursuite judiciaire


UPDATE March 5, 2015: 57 DAYS to make May 1 payment: see LITIGATION UPDATES


Please DONATE to www.adcs-adsc.ca (ADSC en français).

@EmBee says:

We’ve been stuck in the 77K-to-go zone for 4 [now 5] days now.

It’s time to make a strong push toward the 60K-to-go zone.

I wish I had paypal to at least take it down to 76K today but I don’t so I can only hope that someone(s) who have paypal or some other instant transfer method will step in. …“.

You can SEND DONATIONS by cheque, cash, PayPal, and transfers. Vous pouvez donner n’importe quel montant. Vos dons de $ 25 sont utiles.

On August 11, 2014, Litigator Joseph Arvay filed a FATCA IGA lawsuit in Canada Federal Court on behalf of Plaintiffs Ginny  and Gwen, the Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty (en français), and all peoples. See Alliance’s Claims, Government response, and our Alliance blog.


Your support is requested by Plaintiffs Ginny and Gwen of Ontario, Canada, who accept personal risk including possibility of personally paying portion of Government legal costs if we lose lawsuit, “IRS compliant” people like ADCS Chair Stephen Kish who wish to remain U.S. citizens, and people who do not consent to be U.S. citizens and are IRS resisters. On est tous dans le même bateau.

Please DONATE to www.adcs-adsc.ca (ADSC en français).

— Ne laissons pas notre adversaire gagner.

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ACA Global Foundation Video: 21st Century Taxation of Americans Abroad: CBT vs. RBT Toronto May 2, 2014

Video also Here

“Revisiting the Tax Treatment of Citizens Abroad:Reconciling Principle and Practice” M.Kirsch
Bernard Schneider- April 15, 2013 letter to the Ways and Means Committee
With thanks to Embee for the articles

@ADCSovereignty #FATCA IGA lawsuit continues to be newsworthy and provides education and leadership to the world


Everyone should stand up and take notice that WE are having an effect on all things FACTA-oid. First it was only tax geeks and compliance condors. Now the scholars are chiming in. Funny how most simply are oblivious of the fact that the US overreach is the number one indication that the whole thing is simply flawed.

As John Richardson points out in the following repost from The ADCS blog, WE are making a difference. We haven’t been deterred by obnoxious comments from the public, the Canadian Conservative government, nor the compliance condors. One thing they don’t seem to get, is that nothing in life is fixed and immovable. Change is the only thing that one can count on. So while they all sit on the pedestal of “no one can fight this’ and “it’s US law,” let’s enjoy the fact that regardless of how difficult this has been, we have risen to the challenge and are worthy of respect; not just from them, but from ourselves.

Forbes had a nice quote the other day which reflects well upon our situation:


“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

Mark Twain



The lawsuit launched against Canada’s FATCA IGA will be remembered as part of the history of FATCA. As the Obama administration “boldly goes” to impose it’s will on the world, Canada’s FATCA lawsuit reminds both Homelander academics and International Compliance Condors that there is a world outside the United States.
Win, lose or draw, the FATCA lawsuit prosecuted by the Alliance For The Defence of Canadian Sovereignty is:
A. Reminding the United States that there is a world outside the United States;

B. Demonstrating that there are people who resent the attempts of the United States to impose its laws on the rest of the world;

C. Illuminating the immorality of (during a time when the U.S. Senate Finance Committee is considering tax reform) U.S. extra-territorial taxation.
Extra-territorial taxation is the U.S. practice of attempting to levy taxes on people who (1) do NOT reside in the United States and (2) on income and property not associated with the United States.

What the United States proudly calls “citizenship based taxation” is primarily an attempt to levy taxes on people based on a U.S. place of birth or because their parents had a U.S. place of birth.

We can’t choose where we were born. We can’t choose our parents. Yes, to be be sure:

“It’s unjust. It’s inhumane. People don’t choose where they were born.”


So, yes your FATCA lawsuit is making a difference. Yes, your FATCA lawsuit is continuing to make a difference. Yes, by all means do  continue this generous and important initiative!

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Reminder for London UK Information Session – Monday, March 2, 2015

Have you received a FATCA letter or been warned of the consequences of being a U.S. person?USUKflags

WHO: John Richardson, B.A., L.L.B., J.D. is a citizenship lawyer in Toronto and a member of the Ontario Bar.

WHERE: University of London International Hall Meeting Room,
Landsdowne Terrace, London WC1N 1AS UK
150m walk from Russell Square Tube Station

WHEN: Monday, March 2, 2015. 6:30 – 8:30 pm

ADMISSION: Admission £15. Payable in cash on the door please (to cover costs).

Why am I getting letters from my bank all of a sudden?
FATCA became a reality in the U.K. on July 1, 2014. Financial Institutions must search for any indicia of “U.S. Persons.” Although both the definition of “U.S. person” and whether one meets the definition is not always clear, the process is ongoing. In some cases, there is no particular warning – just a letter indicating that they are suspected to be a “U.S. person”. Often one must prove to the institution sending the letter that one is not a U.S. person.

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The Ripple Effect is Here


Americans unable to open financial accounts. In CANADA!


While I don’t believe this is the first instance, I think we should start keeping a record of these and will look into a sidebar link so the discrimination is all in one place.

Another Win for Arvay. Another Loss for Harper

ArvayJoe Arvay has done it again. He has won another controversial case before the Supreme Court of Canada.

In a UNANIMOUS decision today, Canadians have the right to a doctor-assisted suicide, Supreme Court rules.

This case is emotional and polarizing. Both despair and joy greet this decision.

I am posting it as an example of the skills of Joe Arvay to win tough cases. In Civil Warrior, Peter Hogg, Canada’s leading constitutional law scholar, Peter Hogg coomented about Joe’s accomplishment on a case involving labour rights:

“I was astonished when that case came out. I doubt that anyone but Joe could have persuaded the court that they had been getting it consistently wrong for twenty years.”

This case is even more astonishing. On a far more challenging issue, Joe Arvay again convinced the Supreme Court to change their mind on a 20 year old decision. The fact the decision was unanimous is huge, especially seeing that some of the Supreme Court judges are Harper appointees.

That means we are in excellent hands with the Ginny and Gwen’s lawsuit.

In Tilting at Windmills article, Joe said:

“The government’s opposition to paying costs isn’t really about any floodgate concern. It’s just trying to do whatever they can to deter Charter litigation.”

That is exactly what the government is trying to do to us. They are fighting us with our own tax dollars and trying to deter us and stop us from succeeding. That is why it is so important to donate to our lawsuit. Don’t let them deter Ginny, Gwen and the rest of us. Donate now!