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