The Green Party says FATCA Is A Threat to Canadian Rights and Sovereignty
In a news release today, Elizabeth May said:
“Although it contains certain exemptions, the agreement negotiated by Minister Flaherty fails to address the most significant threats that FATCA poses to Canadian privacy and human rights.”
She also wants more time for people to provide input
“This deadline should be extended to provide greater opportunities for the public to offer comments on the proposal – There is no reason why public input needs to be rushed on this issue.”
The press release also provides information about possible Charter violations, citing the opinion of Peter Hogg.
To my knowledge, she is the first politician or leader of a political party to issue a formal statement since the IGA was announced.