Green op­pose tax info trans­fer

Stanstead Journal - - RECIPES -

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.

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