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Canada election: 1.4 million expats barred from voting

  • About 1.4 million expat Canadians have been barred from voting in the general election by a court in Ontario.

    The ruling by the appeals court has overturned last year’s verdict, which was in favor of two expatriates who had challenged a law barring citizens living outside the country for more than five years from casting their ballot in Canada’s federal elections.

    On Monday, the court argued that such a permission to non-residents would be detrimental to the “social contract” between resident voters and Parliament.

    Tagged as: expat Canadians, Canada general election, Ontario court, appeals court, Canadian non-residents, Canada federal elections