Franchise restored to Overseas Canadians


#1

Voting rights restored permanently for all Canadians living overseas by SCC ruling. I will certainly reregister.


#2

haha.
Wait until this sets you up to be double-taxed by Taiwan and Canada while working/living in Taiwan.
Be careful what you wish (voting rights) for, as other sheety “duties” follow behind.
I’d give up my overseas voting rights in order to not be double-taxed.


#3

Only the US is that forked


#4

Nahh, that’s still uniquely American.

I’ve had my franchise in Italy since I became an adult and I’ve never even lived there. Never paid a nickel in taxes. (Can’t say penny anymore, they got rid of them.)

USA! USA! USA!


#5

The point is, some politicians in Canada will eventually say that if overseas Canadians are given voting rights, then they should also contribute to the treasury coffers. I give it 12 months before some Canuck politician makes that statement.


#6

Except that only two countries tax based off citizenship. USA and Eritrea, the world’s model for democracy™. Hardly what I’d call a trend and the non-citizen residents that come into Canada certainly do pay taxes, more than making up for the shortfall we create.

Also, outside of Canada, I already pay for every service afforded to me by overseas representatives, such as passports and the like.