Green oppose tax info transfer
ElizabethMay, the Leader of the Green Party of Canada, issued a letter yesterday to Stephen Harper, urging him to extend the IRS deadline for the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act. She seems to be the only leader of a federal party to take issue with this program that impacts hundreds of our readers.
“The private banking information of hundreds of thousands of Canadian citizens and permanent residents is set to be transferred by the Canada Revenue Agency to the IRS on September 23, 2015. This is unacceptable.“It is a breach of privacy and an attack on citizenship, sovereignty, and access to justice for the Canadian government to allow Canadian banks to send personal financial information of Canadian citizens to another country.
“The IRS is receptive to extension requests and has already granted extensions to other countries. “I implore Mr. Harper to act now to protect the privacy of Canadian citizens.”
1923-2015 – Passed away suddenly at the age of 92 on Tuesday, the 15th day of September, 2015 in Palliative Care at Magog Hospital, Quebec. Predeceased by his wife Barbara (Cunningham) last October. Merton is survived by his two sons, James and Robin (Debby); his grandchildren Jon and Jen (Dan) Tyler; and will also be remembered by his sisters Beverley Robinson and Lois Jones and their children, and brother Robert (Vonnie) Tyler as well as their children Kim (Nancy), Mark (Kathy), David (Anita) Tyler and their children. Interment and a graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at Beulah United Church Cemetery in Ayer’s Cliff, Quebec. After a brief ceremony, light refreshments will be offered at the Café du Lac restaurant in North Hatley (the old Hob Nob). Please join us in our celebration of Mert’s life by bringing any stories, photos, etc., that you may wish to share. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be most welcome.