From Toronto Centre Debates:
It’s fine for Ms. Freeland to think about the U.S. The real question is whether she is still a “U.S. person” under U.S. law. If so, Chrystia Freeland needs to think about the FATCA and how that will affect her (she may or may not hold a Green Card), other Canadians and Canadian sovereignty. FATCA is a U.S. law that turns the Canadian banks into IRS informants. To learn how this will affect Canadians: Google “FATCA Canada” and be prepared to be shocked. Rather than focusing on “Plutocrats” Ms. Freeland should focus on aspects of U.S. imperialism that directly affect Canadians. For an overview of this monstrosity visit:
Interestingly Canadians opposing FATCA have attempted to reach out to Toronto Centre Candidates – inviting them to protest FATCA.
A prominent feature commentary in the Sunday Review section of The New York Times published on Nov. 3 features a curious byline: Chrystia Freeland, who was essentially hand-picked by Justin Trudeau to run as the Liberal candidate in the Toronto Centre federal byelection scheduled for Nov. 25.
“Plutocrats vs. Populists” is an update on the themes of the book she published last year, toward the end of her run as a New York-based columnist, editor and journalist, most recently with Reuters.
The footer of the 1,965-word piece describes her as “The author of Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else and a Liberal Party candidate for the Canadian Parliament.”
Freeland’s supersized column is focused on American politicians, specifically the New York City mayoral race, whose frontrunner Bill de Blasio is singled out as a populist reaction to the plutocratic style of…
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