Resistance to @PMHarper PMO on the rise http://t.co/Dh1xXH17PN – The #SCC by asserting its independence may NOT be friendly to #FATCA IGA
— Citizenship Lawyer (@ExpatriationLaw) March 25, 2014
The Supreme Court of Canada has declared its independence from the Harper Government. This is a necessary, but not a sufficient condition for a successful legal challenge to a FATCA IGA.
The recent Globe article includes:
Last week, the Supreme Court offered a declaration of its independence, reminding the Prime Minister that its power is constitutionally entrenched, not subject to his whims or arrogance. In pushing a highly controversial choice on the court, the PM tried to retroactively rewrite the rules via one of his much-criticized omnibus bills. The court’s stinging rebuke was applauded by pundits and editorialists across the land.