The intergovernmental agreement to implement the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) mandates Canada to supply the U.S. government with sensitive financial information on Canadians who also hold U.S. citizenship.
More than a million Canadians with dual citizenship could be caught up in this net.
The Conservatives' plan is buried in their 359-page omnibus budget bill. Now they are rushing it through Parliament—without the safeguards needed to protect our constitutional and privacy rights.
Let's send Stephen Harper a message:
It's time to put Canadians first.
We, the undersigned residents of Canada, recognize the following:
THEREFORE we call on the Government of Canada to reconsider its attempt to implement FATCA in Canada and work to ensure that privacy rights of all Canadians are protected.