Liberal Flip Flop on Privacy for FATCA writes Marni Soupcoff in the National Post.
No one was clearer about his qualms about this agreement than now-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who wrote in a pre-election letter that, “The Government of Canada has a responsibility to stand up for its citizens when foreign governments are encroaching on their rights. We believe that the deal reached between Canada and the U.S. is insufficient to protect affected Canadians.”
…We appear to be no further ahead in addressing the constitutional problems with the FATCA-related agreement than we were when the previous government passed it two years ago.
Gwen tells it like it is:
That suit is still before the courts, but the feelings of one of the plaintiffs, Gwen Deegan, expressed around the time the constitutional challenge was launched, remain as relevant as ever: “This is an infringement on Canadians of U.S. origin by our Canadian government. It’s literally a betrayal and I feel we can’t just sit idly by and let it happen.”
We will keep fighting through Gwen and Ginny. Please don’t sit “idly by.” Consider being a witness to help “address the constitutional problems.”
Don’t let the Fibbing Libs get away with their flip flop.