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Thoughts on the @ADCSovereignty #FATCA Trial 1: 2015 interview with @AliBrunet underscores which people are primarily affected by FATCA in Canada

What the Canada U.S. FATCA IGA is NOT about
Canada’s FATCA IGA is NOT about information exchange. The United States does NOT exchange information under the FATCA IGAs.
Canada’s FATCA IGA is not about residency. After all the purpose of FATCA is to transfer information from a country where the person DOES actually reside (and is a tax resident) to a country where the person does NOT actually reside (but is deemed to be a tax resident).

What the Canada U.S. FATCA IGA IS about

Canada’s FATCA IGA IS about the Government of Canada surrendering its citizens to the United States (effectively stripping them of their rights as Canadian citizens).
Canada’s FATCA IGA is about assisting the United States in imposing worldwide taxation on Canadian citizens who actually live in Canada, are tax residents of Canada and pay full taxes in Canada. Transition Tax anyone? Do you feel GILTI today? What were you thinking by buying that Canadian mutual fund in Canada?
Canada’s FATCA IGA is NOTHING like the OECD Common Reporting Standard. In simple terms, under the CRS information is transferred from a country where the person does NOT live to a country where he does live.
Yes, Canada’s lawyers spent the week of January 28, 2019 to February 1, 2019:
1. Denying each of these obvious points; and
2. Arguing that Canada that Canada has a constitutional right to betray its citizens by turning them over to the United States.
Post 1 – February 17, 2019:
The U.S. claim of lifetime tax jurisdiction based ONLY on the fact of having been born in the United States
This is based on a post from March of 2015 which was about the number of so called “Accidental Americans” in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.
Let’s start by listening to the CBC interview with Ali Brunette.
Question:
Do these life long residents of the Quebec Eastern Townships (great ski country) seem like U.S. tax evaders to you?

#FATCA Trial to take place in January 2019. Plaintiff's Memorandum of Fact and Law in @ADCSovereignty FATCA Lawsuit Filed

Happy Thanksgiving!
As we move into Thanksgiving Weekend, I am pleased to report that the we have reached an important milestone in the ADCS FATCA lawsuit. As you know, ADCS is suing the Government of Canada for enacting a foreign law – the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA“) – on Canadian soil. By so doing Canada violated numerous rights found in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  These are Charter rights guaranteed to all Canadians, regardless of where they happened to have been born.
Please take the time to read this important document – the Memorandum of Law – prepared by our lawyers.
2018 10 03 Plaintiffs’ Memorandum of Fact and Law_summary trial_FINAL
We expect the hearing to take place in Vancouver in January of 2019.
The history of our FATCA lawsuit to date
The Government of Canada signed a FATCA IGA with the United States in February of 2014. FATCA became operational in Canada on July 1, 2014. Our lawsuit was also launched in 2014.
1. This video which explains the background leading leading up to Canada’s signing the FATCA IGA

2. See the  FATCA – @ADCSovereignty Book of Posts that I have written which describes the background to and evolution of the lawsuit.
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Thanks to all of you have made this possible!
Our FATCA lawsuit would never have been possible without each of  you. I would like to specifically recognize …
– the generosity of our numerous donors. Incredibly, this has been possible through the donations of ordinary Canadians who have given what they can. Although the amounts donated have been significant to the individual donors, we have not had a single “deep pockets” or Corporate Donor. Thank you again!
– the witnesses and the people who have contributed countless hours of their valuable time
– our plaintiffs: Gwen and Kazia – it takes tremendous courage and conviction to volunteer your name and circumstances to a lawsuit of this type
– our lawyers who have been with us since the beginning
On behalf of the Board of the Alliance For The Defence of Canadian Sovereignty I wish you the best.
John Richardson

Part 27: What God Hath Wrought – The #FATCA Inquisition (Review, Identify and Report on “U.S. Persons”) – The @ADCSovereignty lawsuit #lawstudents edition