Voting Rights to be Restored to Expats through Bill C-76
The Liberal Government has introduced Bill C-76 which, among many other amendments to the Canadian Election act, removes two limitations on voting by Canadians living abroad. It will now no longer be necessary to have been residing outside Canada for less than five consecutive years. Nor, will it be required that to intend to return to Canada to resume residence in the future. In other words, all Canadians living abroad will be able to vote once this bill has passed.