DONORS: We Did It!!
We just made our target of $18,500
PLEASE STOP FURTHER DONATIONS
The Donation button is now closed, only six days after the launch of the Canadian Charter Challenge Fund ~ and well AHEAD of our three week schedule.
Thank you all so much for being part of this important first in fighting the FATCA invasion into our honest, productive lives as Canadian citizens and residents. Together, we can make a difference.
- We will sign today a contract between Lynne Swanson and Stephen Kish, on behalf of all of the donors, and the Vancouver law firm of Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy, which will provide a legal opinion on the constitutionality of the proposed IGA legislation. We are issuing a bank draft to pay most of the legal fee with the remainder provided once the cheques and donations still in the mail have cleared the bank.
- We are hoping that there will be little if any money received beyond the requested $18,500. Should there be extra monies, these will be distributed per the details provided in the CCCF website.
- Approximately 30 days from today we will conduct a final accounting of all monies received, expended, and all fees paid and publish this information on the CCCF website.
Remember, this is just the first step, and we all know that the next step will be much more difficult.
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step” ~Martin Luther King Jr.~
Stephen Kish and Lynne Swanson thank you for having the faith to take that first step with us.
4 thoughts on “CCCF: Step ONE Complete!”
Congratulations! This is fantastic news, and I think the ball will keep rolling as more money is needed later.
Thank you. I am glad that we can move ahead with the legal opinion on this. Hopefully people are continuing to send correspondence to Finance Canada. I sent an email about FATCA and IGA to the Finance Minister and also to my MLA.
This is good news. Thanks so much for all the work that went into organizing this. If, as I hope and expect, there is a favourable opinion and the challenge goes ahead, I’ll contribute again — I’m already budgeting for it!
Outstanding! Keep us posted and I’ll be praying that those lawyers find the basis for a great case. Since I missed donating for this phase, know that you can count on me for the next one.