On October 18, 2011 the U.S. Ambassador to Canada – Ambassador Jacobson – made a speech on “U.S. Canada Relations” to the Canadian club. The speech took place after the frightening summer of 2011 during which thousands of Canadians:
1 Learned that they might be considered to be U.S. citizens;
2. Learned that they might be required to file U.S. taxes;
3. Made attempts to file those taxes (often through the 2011 “OVDI” program).
Americans abroad throughout the world were living in a
“state of fear and confusion” sheer terror. Read more