Last October, Canadian MPs Ted Hsu and Scott Brison issued a set of questions to the Canadian government on FATCA (on which I consulted). Today I received two pdfs with the Government's answers to the questions, and I have put them in dropbox in order to share them:
Here are the government's answers to Ted Hsu's questions.
Here are the government's answers to Scott Brison's questions.
Most of the questions remain unanswered for one of two reasons: (1) FATCA is US law, not Canadian law, so no one in Canada is in charge of enforcing it, and therefore most agencies have little or no information and (2) Canada is negotiating with the US on an IGA and so nothing can be estimated about the scope, cost, implications, or consequences of FATCA in Canada unless and until such agreement is in place. (costs to the government in negotiating and internal briefing on the law "have been absorbed within existing resource levels.")
More review to come.