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2011 Dec 3 – Berry

Shawn Berry
Dual citizens catching break from IRS
Telegraph-Journal (3 Dec 2011) A1


Robert Gerard 64 of New Maryland NB, a retiree who has lived in Canada for over 35 years, helped organize a public forum on US tax enforcement at the University of New Brunswick. American citizens travelled from Miramichi, Woodstock, and Saint John. “We had 275 people there, we were expecting less than 50.”

Written by usxcanada

3 December 2011 at 7:00 am

2011 Dec 3 – MacKenzie

Amy MacKenzie
Americans living in Canada, beware of the IRS
New Brunswick Beacon [St Thomas University Journalism] (3 Dec 2011)


Marie Cashion, retired University of New Brunswick faculty, organized a Nov 28 public meeting in Fredericton about US filing requirements. Russell Hunt of St Thomas University is “staying away from the border” until the status of his noncompliance with FBAR is resolved. Ex-American lawyer David Lutz urged concerted action against the US measures.

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3 December 2011 at 6:00 am

2011 Nov 29 – Morris

Chris Morris
Dual citizens urged to boycott U.S.
Telegraph-Journal (29 Nov 2011) A3


“American-born lawyer David Lutz of Hampton addressed a group of dual citizens in Fredericton on Monday night where he encouraged them to steer clear of the United States until the whole tax mess is settled.”

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29 November 2011 at 6:00 am

2011 Nov 22 – Berry

Shawn Berry
N.B.’s dual U.S., Canadian citizens stiffening opposition to tax penalty
Telegraph-Journal (22 Nov 2011) A1


Marie Cashion and Robert Gerard plan a Nov 28 meeting at the University of New Brunswick “to inform and marshal the thousands of New Brunswick residents who could be affected” by U.S. provisions for expatriate taxation. Gerard awaits the results of a voluntary disclosure of noncompliance since 1975. Accounts of the September 16 Flaherty letter and the Oct 18 Jacobson speech are provided as context.

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22 November 2011 at 6:00 am

2011 Oct 3 – Williamson

John Williamson
Oral Question — Taxation
House of Commons, Canada (3 Oct 2011)

Text: http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=1&DocId=5151205#SOB-4335065

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h2KuzuPLONA

Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest puts a question about the circumstances facing US citizens in Canada.

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3 October 2011 at 6:00 am

2011 Oct 1 – Iype

Mark Iype
Taxing U.S. reality stings dual citizens
Telegraph-Journal (1 Oct 2011)


[Also:  http://www.canada.com/story_print.html?id=5500882&sponsor]

Approximately half of the 1100 residents of Campobello Island NB are dual citizens. “The threat of tax bills, fines and penalties” loom over the only piece of Canada where year-round access requires passage through the United States. Kathleen Case, Stephen Smart, and Larry Bradford describe their situations. Member of Parliament John Williamson is reported to say that the Canadian government would not support the desire of the IRS to compel Canadian banks to report client funds to the United States.

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1 October 2011 at 7:00 am

2011 Oct 1 – Morris

Chris Morris
U.S. tax net even affects premier
Telegraph-Journal (1 Oct 2011) A1


As a dual citizen, New Brunswick Premier David Alward “is complying with the U.S. demand for tax returns going back years and detailed disclosures.”

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1 October 2011 at 6:00 am

2011 Sept 26 – Pritchett

Jennifer Pritchett
New U.S. tax law threatens savings
Telegraph-Journal (26 Sept 2011) A1


Russell Hunt, English professor at St. Thomas University since 1968, has stopped crossing the border “until the issue has been sorted out and he doesn’t plan to file an American tax return any time soon.” New Brunswick has many dual citizens. Member of Parliament John Williamson has heard from dozens of his constituents on the issue.

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26 September 2011 at 6:00 am