Legal Opinion on Canadian Constitutionality of FATCA IGA Legislation Received Saturday April 12, 2014

Dr. Stephen Kish and Lynne Swanson today received a very lengthy and comprehensive legal opinion from constitutional lawyer Joseph Arvay on the constitutionality of Canada’s pending FATCA IGA legislation.

We are reviewing the document and will get back to you.

Lynne Swanson

Cross Posted at Isaac Brock Society by Stephen Kish.

 

2 thoughts on “Legal Opinion on Canadian Constitutionality of FATCA IGA Legislation Received Saturday April 12, 2014

  1. This issue is of importance to ALL naturalized Canadians and non-citizen Canadian residents, no matter what their ethnic or national origin. If the rights of ANY Canadian citizen or resident under the Charter are violated by the IGA or enabling legislation, the rights of ALL Canadian citizens are at risk from the precedent being set. This goes far beyond so-called US persons resident in Canada and their spouses and families. I have made that point repeatedly to the federal party leaders and the MPs to whom I have written on this issue; it is important that we all keep hammering that point.

  2. Thanks for the update, Dr. Stephen Kish and Lynne Swanson!!

    Here is the post announcing same at Isaac Brock, if anyone wants to look there as comments come in.
    http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2014/04/12/legal-opinion-on-canadian-constitutionality-of-fatca-iga-legislation-received-saturday-april-12-2014/

    And, once again, thank you for your leadership and care in this important possible next step.

    I’ll be among the many watching for the next update.

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