This coming election is one that I'd love to have voted in. Except I got a letter through the door this week saying that the Ontario Court of Appeals has ruled that expats must wish to return to Canada and must not be gone more than 5 years unless employed by the government.
These restrictions are fucking idiotic. I fully intend to return, I just don't know when exactly. So what if I've been gone 5 years (and 16 days). I still care a great deal about my country. I was born and raised and will always be Canadian, not even dual citizenship will change that in the slightest. I want to at least have the opportunity to have my say about its future or I might not recognise it when I do eventually return.
So unless I can prove I work abroad for the government by the 15th of September, my rights as a citizen will be trampled.
Is there going to be a Supreme Court challenge or have they already declined to consider this?