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Old 01-11-2019, 10:56 PM
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Ex-pat Canadian voters can now vote in Canadian federal elections

Federal Elections Act barred Canadians living out of Canada for more than 5 years from voting.

Supreme Court held today that the restriction infringed the Charter right to vote.

So, Canadopers living abroad, you now apparently can cast absentee ballots.

"Supreme Court of Canada guarantees voting rights for expats"

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4970305
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:39 PM
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Did not know that there had been such a restriction.

What's your opinion of the ruling, oh learned counselor?
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How did it take this long? Sauvé v. Canada (Chief Electoral Officer) was 16 years ago and it would seem to make it extremely difficult to disqualify any adult Canadian citizen. Did this restriction just not get challenged in all that time?

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Old 01-13-2019, 02:37 AM
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Taiwan citizens living overseas were allowed to vote not that too long ago.
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