Ex-pats Want Vote

Voter registration laws that are unfair to expatriates prevented hundreds of thousands of Canadians from casting their ballots in Tuesday's election, the National Post reported.

Published: Thursday, 10/16/2008 12:00 am EDT

Voter registration laws that are unfair to expatriates prevented hundreds of thousands of Canadians from casting their ballots in Tuesday's election, the National Post reported. According to the governor of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, David Armitage, many Canadian expatriates are concerned that the law allows those who have been away for less than five years to vote only if they state an intention to return to Canada, which could lead to more costly tax treatment. Expats cannot vote if they have been working outside of Canada for more than five years.

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