Fraser Institute report – no mention of FATCA

I was reading through the Fraser Institute report from January 2014 “Canada’s Catch-22: The State of Canada-US Relations in 2014”

The report mentions several disputes and barriers, such as the Keystone pipeline, the softwood lumber dispute, and intellectual property rights, but there is not a single mention of FATCA.

According to their website “The Fraser Institute measures and studies the impact of markets and government interventions on the welfare of individuals” (emphasis is mine)

Can anyone tell me why and how they can just ignore the impact of FATCA?

report link:

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/publications/canadas-catch-22-state-of-canada-us-relations-in-2014.pdf

 

 

4 thoughts on “Fraser Institute report – no mention of FATCA

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  2. badger

    @Blaze, I wondered about them and the C.D. Howe people too.
    Back in 2013 I did a search to try and see if they had mentioned FATCA at all;

    “…….Strange that anti-tax groups here and conservative think tanks like the Fraser Institute haven’t said anything in public that I can find. The Fraser Institute has strong ties to the Harper government and its allies and vice versa.http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2013/01/12/jamie-golombek-of-the-financial-post-continues-to-carry-obamas-water/comment-page-2/#comment-144149

    There is also nothing on the C.D. Howe Institute’s website either http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._D._Howe_Institute “…The institute derives the majority of its funding from individual and corporate members, who are given the opportunity to attend public policy roundtables and conferences featuring prominent Canadian and International policymakers, business leaders and public servants. Major areas of policy research include fiscal and tax policy, monetary policy, social policy, governance and public institutions, trade policy, and economic growth and innovation. The institute also commissions a number of policy programs, including the Monetary Policy Council, Fiscal and Tax Competitiveness Program, Financial Services Research Initiative, and Pension Policy Council and Competition Policy Council.[6]…””

    http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2013/07/13/fatca-delayed-just-give-us-6-more-months-to-get-it-right-please/comment-page-3/#comment-440267

    It would be good to see if CDHowe people have published anything since I looked last year.

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  3. calgary411

    https://www.fraserinstitute.org/about-us/contact-us.aspx

    Apparently they need an information package or a contact from one of our more influential. What would be the best way to convince them that US Persons in Canada need to know “the impact of markets and government interventions on the welfare of individuals”?

    Surely, they are not purposely ignoring this issue, tongue in cheek?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraser_Institute
    The Fraser Institute is a Canadian public policy think tank. It has been described as politically conservative and right-libertarian. Its stated mission is “to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals.”

    Named for the Fraser River, the Institute is headquartered in Vancouver, with offices also located in Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal, and ties to a global network of 80 think-tanks through the Economic Freedom Network.

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