“Don’t forget us on the islands,” said a Montreal resident on the small island of Utila in the Caribbean Sea.
An estimated three million Canadians are thought to be living and travelling outside the country at any given time.
The law barring long-term expats from voting has been on the books since 1993, but it was only in 2008 that Elections Canada began enforcing it.
I'm Canadian, and feel lucky and pleased to be so. But that doesn't mean I don't think Canadians abroad couldn't stand to benefit from some attitude adjustments. Just for starters, my fellow Canadians, it isn't a cause for outrage if someone thinks you're American. And the "maple leaf on the backpack" myth has got to stop.
I know the Bantlemans, and I too have taught at international schools in Asia. I met my husband--a guy from Edmonton--in the Middle East, and we had twins in Bangkok. I know the lure and the realization of what Mrs. Bantleman describes as wanting "to learn more about the culture and the people" of a far off land. I also can imagine how powerless you would be if incarcerated in a foreign country.
Royal Tsang was working at a bank in Canada when he was offered an opportunity to move to Hong Kong. The 29-year-old Vancouver