CCLA Remains Mum on FATCA. “Silence speaks volumes”

On August 11, I sent the following e-mail to Sukanya Pillay, the Executive Director of Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)

Subject: Canadian Baby and Businesses

Dear Sukanya

A Canadian baby and Canadian businesses are having their privacy and their rights violated by Canadian banks and the Canadian government for a foreign bully.

Baby girl drawn into CRA-IRS information sharing controversy

Baby Elle’s #FATCA Letter.

The FATCA Hunt Is On in Canada

Yet CCLA remains mum. The silence speaks volumes.

There has been no response.

As you know, I have been trying to work with CCLA since 2012. Initially they issued a statement about FATCA. Soon after that, Abby Deshman spoke at the CCLA Forum in December, 2 S012.

I had contact with Abby for three years. In March, 2015, Abby advised CCLA was “in the in the legal and policy research phase, and hope to complete that work in the near future. We will definitely let you know as soon as we can when we decide whether we are intervening in the case.”

You can read in that thread some of the communications I tried to have with Laura Berger (Abby’s replacement when she was on maternity leave) and Sukanya Pillay.

I again asked Sukanya Pillay in April of this year Will CCLA work with us?

No response. I then sent an e-mail to Abby on June 27. Although she is in a new job, she said she would try to get an upodate from Sukanya Pillay. I have not heard anything further from either Sukanya or Abby.

As Stephen Kish said when we were writing to the Finance Minister and others:

A non-response is a response.

We have our response from CCLA’s silence. Schubert was right.

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