IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Liberals break their promise & continue to allow the violation of privacy of one million Canadians

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Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby, NDP): Mr. Speaker, here is another Liberal broken promise.

The Conservatives signed a deal to implement FATCA and hand over private financial information of one million Canadians to the United States. During the campaign, the Liberals said that the deal violates privacy rights and may even be unconstitutional. However, now in government, the Liberals have handed over private information on more than 155,000 Canadians so far, without even understanding the impact.

How can the government be so careless with its promises and so careless with the privacy rights of up to one million Canadians?

L’hon. Diane Lebouthillier (ministre du Revenu national, Lib.): Monsieur le Président, notre gouvernement prend très au sérieux la question de la protection de la vie privée. Nous continuerons à travailler avec les États-Unis pour veiller à ce que toutes les garanties de sécurité soient respectées.

Nous tenons à rappeler que nos deux pays ont une longue tradition de coopération fiscale et responsable qui remonte à 1942. Je voudrais rassurer les Canadiens. Tous les échanges d'information avec les États-Unis, en ce qui concerne le respect du droit à la vie privée en vigueur au Canada, sont cohérents.

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