Top Story on CBC News national website about FATCA

In case you haven’t already heard of or seen this, CBC today has published an excellent article about Carol Tapanila’s fight on her disabled son’s behalf against FATCA and the IRS pirates
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/u-s-fatca-tax-law-catches-unsuspecting-canadians-in-its-crosshairs-1.2493864
I’ve already written to Tom Mulcair, Murray Rankin (NDP National Revenue critic), and my MP Paul Dewar (NDP Foreign Affairs critic) with this link, in case they missed it, calling again for them to fight against any attempt by our government to toss any Canadian or his/her financial privacy under an IRS bus.
I urge all of you reading this in Canada similarly to forward this link to your own MP and his/her party leader, with appropriate comments. We have to make it politically impossible for Flaherty to sign an IGA, and this story I think will go a long way in that regard. Particularly once we start to hear what the government has to say in response to Brison’s and Hsu’s questions on the Order Paper about what consultations and research the government has or hasn’t done about FATCA, due as soon as parliament resumes later this month.

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  1. It shouldn’t hurt to write to Flaherty and Harper as well; they need to get the message that an IGA will be political poison for them and their party in the next election, at least among about a million of us. I can’t believe that millions more Canadians won’t also be equally appalled and vote accordingly, if our government rolls over and lets the US loot and rob our fellow citizens and residents who live, work, earn, save and pay taxes in Canada for government services they only receive from Canadian governments (at all levels) and not diddly-squat from our imperialist southern “neighbour.”

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