January 13, 2014: Gwen Interviewed By CBC On Consequences of U.S. FATCA Law to Her Family

Listen to today’s CBC radio interview on Metro Morning in which Matt Galloway interviews Gwen.  The interview is about six minutes long:

http://www.cbc.ca/metromorning/episodes/2014/01/13/us-tax-by-default/

Gwen’s relationship with the U.S. consists of living the first five years of her life, without her consent, in the U.S.

Some phrases were mentioned by both Gwen and the interviewer:

“Throw them under the bus” and “branded property of the U.S.”

The words used by Mr. Galloway are sympathetic:

“How did you end up entangled with this? A lot of people would believe that …you have no real ties to the U.S. There’s no real reason why you should be paying taxes to the U.S.”

What does Gwen want?

I want that government [Canada] to protect my rights under the Charter.

How does she feel about the complicit banks?

“For one thing, I think I should walk out of the bank(s).”

Gwen mentioned that we can turn to MapleSandbox and IsaacBrockSociety for support.

Gwen explains several reasons why she might not renounce:

[This would be] tantamount to me agreeing that yes I am a U.S. person. I AM A CANADIAN!

“I would have to be compliant”

Great interview! But can somebody please explain to me why a person like Gwen who obviously has no ties to the U.S. would ever need to pay the costs to become IRS compliant prior to “renouncing”? What is the logic to this?

3 thoughts on “January 13, 2014: Gwen Interviewed By CBC On Consequences of U.S. FATCA Law to Her Family

  1. Schubert

    In answer to IRS Compliant’s question about why Gwen should pay, one is tempted to point out certain parallels to how in centuries past (in countries other than the US as well) certain people had to pay large sums of money to get out of slavery or indentured servitude. The latter practices were, I recall, originally enshrined in the US constitution, though happily they were (officially anyway) repealed around about 1863 if I recall my US history correctly.

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  2. OutragedCanadian

    Fantastic interview, Gwen. Thanks for doing this – you spoke on behalf of millions of us – and you did a great job. I loved this line ‘we will be assimilated’!

    And thanks for getting Maplesandbox and IsaacBrockSociety in there. I really hope that people will come over to learn more about this and how it affects all Canadians!

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