Canada-U.S. relations to be discussed locally on FridayTuesday, October 01, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce will hold a round table meeting with U.S. Consulate General Jim Dickmeyer and Public Affairs Officer Scott Walker on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 8 a.m. to approximately 10 a.m. at the Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel & Conference Centre.
Dickmeyer will brief participants on bi-lateral relations, specifically on what they are doing to streamline the movements of goods and people across the border.
Following the briefing, each Chamber-member business participant will have an opportunity to bring items forward to provide the Consulate General with a greater understanding of the local economic climate in Sault Ste. Marie and learn about local business concerns and priorities.
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Pakadeva 10/1/2013 6:10:45 PM Report
Always nice to see such interactions with our twin/sister city. We're neighbours, it's nice that we cat that way.
Pakadeva 10/1/2013 7:02:50 PM Report
ACT that way haha
Right of Centre 10/1/2013 9:57:56 PM Report
Perhaps Chamber members could ask why the IRS is invading Canada through FATCA.
Perhaps the Consulate General could explain why the US / IRS / Dept. of Treasury is demanding that either Canadian banks, or the Canadian government through Revenue Canada, hand over the personal banking information of Canadians to the IRS (who will, in turn, share that info with any US agency they see fit). Bank account numbers, locations, balances.
Perhaps the Consulate General could fill us in on the status of Cdn/US FATCA IGA negotiations.
Perhaps the Canadian public should become aware of this financial and privacy invasion by the US, since it will greatly increase your bank fees, and the budget requirements of CRA, not to mention sucking Canadian money out of the Canadian economy. And then there's that pesky privacy issue. (Did you catch that NSA?)
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frnlak 10/2/2013 11:09:34 AM Report
Our hunting and fishing liscences are processed in Tennesee therefore any American third party can access this information under the "Patriot Act". Once they have your SIN they know everything about you. But i'm sure our government has already willfully given the Americans all information on all Canadians. Homeland Security .