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CanadianWritersAbroadSince November 2011, the website Canadian Writers Abroad has been promoting exactly that: Canadian writers who live and work abroad.

Before Canadian Literature got going in the 1960s, Canadians who wanted to publish sent their work to either the United Kingdom or the United States. Often they went too. Morley Callaghan, Mavis Gallant, Margaret Laurence, and Mordecai Richler wrote their early work from Europe. But Mavis Gallant was the only one to stay – she remained in Paris until her death in 2014. Until Gallant published a book of stories set in Canada, Home Truths, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award in 1981, she was relatively unknown in Canada. Out of sight out of mind.

Read more: Canadian Writers Abroad

Cdn Expat logo 2014

Election day is less then a week away and as we have been mentioning in our Newsletter we asked the Conservatives; Liberals; New Democrats and the Greens two straightforward questions:

  1. In your Parties’ view what value do Canadian Expat’s provide to Canada?
  2. Is there value in encouraging Canadian Expats to vote in Canadian elections while they are living and working abroad?

As of this date, only the New Democrats and the Liberals have responded (Links to responses:  New Democrats  &  Liberals). The Conservatives and the Greens have declined to provide a response.

Read more: Editorial – The Views of the Federal Political Parties Regarding the Value of Canadian Expats?

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